Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10,2023 have been declared public holidays by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Rauf Aregbesola the Minister of Interior declared these days as public holidays in Abuja to mark this year’s Easter celebration.
In a statement signed by Shuaib Begore the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Aregbesola urged Christians to embrace the virtues of sacrifice, forgiveness,kindness,peace, patience and togetherness, which were practiced by Jesus Christ.
He urged Christians to use the Easter celebration to pray for the end of insecurities in some parts of Nigeria.
“Security is everybody’s business. I, therefore, urge Nigerians and foreigners resident in our country to display a high sense of citizenship and public spiritedness by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry”.
The minister assured that the Federal Government is doing all that is necessary to ensure a peaceful transition of government following the peaceful conduct of elections.
While wishing Christians at home and in the Diaspora a happy and peaceful Easter celebration, he enjoined every Nigerian to love their neighbours through acts of kindness and generosity of spirit, with the well-to-do sharing their substance with the less privileged around them.