FG declares Friday 15, Monday 18 April as public holidays
The Federal Government (FG) has declared Friday 15th and Monday 18th April, 2022, which are Good Friday and Easter Monday, as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.
This was contained in a statement issued by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, for the Minister , Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Tuesday , in Abuja.
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.
He, therefore, called on Christians and all Nigerians alike to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for an end to all security challenges bedeviling every part of the country.
The Minister assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would 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,” he said.
While wishing Christians at home and in the Diaspora a happy and peaceful Easter celebration, he also called on Nigerians to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its determination to bring sustainable development