Mawlid: Aisha attacks FG for declaring public holiday

People demand for the release of 200 secondary school girls abducted in the remote village of Chibok, during a protest at Unity Park in Abuja May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney (NIGERIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW)

One of the co-conveners of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), Aisha Yesufu, has criticized the federal government  for announcing public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid-El-Maulud.

Aisha described the holiday as wasteful and an act of competitive religiousity
Aisha urged the Buhari administration to focus on helping Nigerians than otherwise.

In her tweets, she wrote “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.”

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