FG declares Friday, Monday as Easter public holiday
The Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday as holidays for Easter celebrations.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Begore, on Wednesday.
Aregbesola called on Christians to emulate the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace, and patience that were attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by His ministry while on earth.
The minister also asked Christians and all Nigerians alike to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for an end to all security challenges in 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,” Aregbesola said.
The minister assured that the Federal Government is doing all necessary to ensure a peaceful government transition following the peaceful conduct of elections.
Aregbesola also enjoined all Christians at home and in the Diaspora 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.
He assured Nigerians that the nation is on the path to greatness and urged them to positively deploy their creative energy to realise it.
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