Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated the Muslim faithfuls on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), which are; love, courage and perseverance, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over.
He called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.
According to the minister, the immense potentials the country is endowed with; coupled with its human and natural resources, if tapped and properly utilized; will usher Nigeria into the league of developed nations.
“With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.
The minister restated government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians, urging all citizens to pursue love for one another.
He wished Nigerians a happy and peaceful Eid-Mawlid Celebration.