FG declares Friday, Monday as public holidays to mark Easter celebration

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter celebration.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love, peace and compassion.

Aregbesola in a statement, on Monday, and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Georgina Ehuriah, called on Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for Nigeria and the entire world at this time of global emergency of coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister appealed to all Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of the government towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

He reminded them of the need to adhere strictly to the measures put in place by relevant authorities towards preventing the spread of the virus in the country particularly, through the observance of social distancing, in addition to regular personal hygiene and sanitary practices.

While wishing Christians a peaceful Easter celebration, he assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration would continue to cushion the effects of the pandemic on the lives of people, especially with the palliative measures already put in place.

 

 

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