The Federal Government has declared Monday as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Mawlud which is in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, NAN reports.
He said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Prophet.
He said imbibing the Prophet’s virtues of love, courage and perseverance would guarantee peace and security in the country.
In reaction, some Christians called out for more holidays for their religious activities asides Easter and Christmas.
One Mercy Simeon wrote “We should have public holiday for Juda Iscriot remembrance” while one Daddy Oyin wrote “Muslims holding it down while we christians only celebrating the birth and death of Jesus….shouldn’t we even have holiday for Resurrection of Lazarus?”
Check out these hilarious reactions as gathered from social media by Kemi Filani News: