FG declares Friday and Monday as public holidays for Easter

The Federal Government, FG has declared Friday 7, and Monday 10, April 2023 as public holidays to celebrate this year’s Easter.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration in a statement on Wednesday, April 5, in Abuja.

Aregbesola, in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Begore, urged Christians to emulate the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace, and patience which were attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by His ministry on the earth.

The Minister called on Christians and all Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebrations to pray for an end to the security challenges in parts of the country.

“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,” he noted.

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