The Federal Government has declared Tuesday as public holiday to mark the Eid – el Maulud .
The Minister of Interior , Lt . – Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau ( retd ) , made the declaration on Friday in Abuja in a statement by Dr . Mohammed Umar , Permanent Secretary of the ministry.
Dambazau called on Muslim faithful to align themselves with the Prophet ’ s teachings which border on piety , charity , tolerance and peaceful co -existence , among others.
He also called on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country.
Dambazau assured that the Federal Government remained committed to the unity of the country, and as such , would put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that forthcoming general elections were credible , free and fair .
He wishes all Nigerians a joyous and peaceful Eid – el Maulud .