FG Declare Thursday, Public Holiday

President Buhari’s minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, signed the statement on behalf of the federal government.

The minister also admonished Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Verse 59.

Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, at this moment, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently.

While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, he urged all Nigerians & the youth in particular, to embrace peace and cooperate with Buhari led-administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.

Ogbeni Aregbesola who described the youth as the hope and future of the nation advised them further to deepen democracy and not dampen it.

Meanwhile, the Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have thrown their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent national address he made on the state of the nation.

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