Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOGG), Aisha Yesufu, has criticized the decision of the federal government of Nigeria to declare today, Friday December 1st a public holiday to mark the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Maulud.
Aisha described the holiday as wasteful and a sheer display of “competitive religiousity”
She made the criticism in a tweet, saying;
“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.”