The Federal government has declared Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10, 2023, as Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.
The minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement yesterday in Abuja.
Aregbesola, in a statement signed by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore, assured that federal government is doing all that is necessary to ensure a peaceful transition of government following the peaceful conduct of elections.
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He urged Christians to emulate the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love and patience which were attributes of Jesus Christ as exemplified by his ministry on earth.
He called on Christians to use the occasion to pray for Nigeria especially the insecurity in parts of the country.
He said security is everybody’s concern and business, adding: “I therefore urge Nigerians and foreigner’s resident in our country to display a high sense of citizenships and public spiritedness by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry.”