The Federal Government has declared Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April 2021 public holidays to mark this year’s Easter Celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Tuesday in a statement.
He urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
The minister called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of the country.
Ogbeni Aregbesola assured that the Federal Government would leave no stone unturned in dealing decisively with the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes and criminality being perpetrated by enemies of the country in parts of Nigeria.
The statement read partly, “Security is everybody’s business, I therefore encourage all Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria, to display high level of patriotism at this critical time in the history of our country, to support lives and property of the citizenry.”
While wishing Christians both at home and abroad a happy and peaceful Easter Celebration, the minister called on Nigerians to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its determination to make life more meaningful for all.