The Federal Government through the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has declared Friday and 2 on Monday 5 April 2021 as public holidays, to mark the Easter celebrations this year.
The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the Director (Press and Public Relations) of the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, issued on Tuesday.
In the statement, Aregbesola urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ and called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country.
The Minister also assured that no stone will be left unturned in the war against kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes.
“Security is everybody’s business, I, therefore, encourage all Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria, to display a high level of patriotism at this critical time in the history of our country, to support the efforts of all security agencies in ensuring peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,” he said.