FGN declares Friday, Monday as Easter holiday

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FGN declares Friday, Monday as Easter holiday

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has declared Friday April 15 and Monday, 18 April 2022 as public holidays to celebrate Easter in the country.

This was announced by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the federal government on Tuesday.

In a statement, Dr Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, issued on his behalf, Aregbesola urged Christians to emulate the attributes of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace and patience, which were the attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by his ministry on earth.

The statement further called on Christians and all Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for an end to all insecurity bedevilling the nation.

The Minister assured that the federal government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the recent attacks by undesirable elements on the highways, airport and the railway are timely brought to an end.

“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 at this critical time in the history of our country, by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,” Belgore said.

Easter is the holiday in which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ following his crucifixion and death.

FGN declares Friday, Monday as Easter holiday

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