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Nigeria Declares March 9 Public Holiday

Source: Nigerian Federal Ministry of Information and Communications (Abuja)
Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Major-Gen. Godwin O. Abbe (retired), has announced that the government of Nigeria had declared Monday, March 9, 2009, as a public holiday to mark the Id-el-Maulud Muslim festival.

This announcement is in line with the historical tradition of Nigeria of following the Libyan LCRSS Muslim Calendar to determine the dates of its public holidays (2007-09-14) which are often a day earlier than the rest of the Muslim world.

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