Eid-El-Maulud: Aisha Yesufu blasts Buhari’s government for declaring public holiday
Following the declaration by the Buhari’s led administration, that Friday, 1st of December 2017 will be public a holiday to celebrate this years Eid-El-Maulud, convener of Bring Back Our Girls Group, Aisha Yesufu has said a holiday for Eid-El-Maulud is a waste of time and an act of competitive religiousity.
In a tweet by Aisha Yesufu on Thursday, she urged the authorities to focus on helping Nigerians rather than declaring ‘wasteful’ holidays.
In her tweets, BBOG convener said: “Nigeria and our need for wasteful holidays. Which one is public holiday for Maulud? When did we start celebrating Maulud?
“When do we stop all this “competitive religiosity” and focus on doing good for humanity?
“The first Maulud to be a public holiday in Nigeria was declared for Monday, 9 March 2009 by Godwin Abbe, then minister of interior under Yar’Adua’s administration.”