The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja.
Tunji-Ojo congratulated the Muslim Ummah, both at home and in diaspora, for witnessing the occasion.
He admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance, and perseverance, which were deep spiritual virtues that the Holy Prophet exemplified.
The minister also urged Nigerians, especially the youth, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition toward fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class, and ethnicity.
He also enjoined them to join hands with President Bola Tinubu’s administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that Nigerians would be proud of.
Tunji-Ojo wished the Muslim Ummah a joyful celebration.(NAN)