The Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday, April 2 and 5, 2021, respectively as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter Celebration.
The Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday.
According to him, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
He called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of Nigeria.
Aregbesola assured that the Federal Government would leave nothing to chance in dealing decisively with the spate of kidnapping, banditry and other crimes and criminality being perpetrated by enemies of the country in parts of Nigeria.