Easter: FG Declares Two Days Public Holiday

Ahead of this year’s Easter celebration by Christians, the federal government has declared Friday 7, and Monday 10., April 2023 as public holidays.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in Abuja.

Rauf Aregbesola

The minister in a statement signed by Shuaib Begore, the ministry’s permanent secretary, on Wednesday, asked Christians to take cues from the attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as shown by His ministry on the earth.

Aregbesola urged Christians and all Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for an end to insecurity in some parts of the country.

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He said “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 gave assurance that the federal government is doing everything within its means to ensure the peaceful transition of power following the conduct of the general elections.

Aregbesola who wished Christians at home and abroad a happy and peaceful Easter celebration also encouraged them to love their neighbours through acts of kindness and generosity of spirit.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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