As Christians all over the world prepare to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Christians in Nigeria are not left out. It’s in this light, the federal government through the office of the Minister of interior has declared 2nd and 5th of April public Holiday. Read the statement below:
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
FG DECLARES FRIDAY 2ND, MONDAY 5TH APRIL, 2021 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO MARK EASTER CELEBRATION
The Federal Government has declared Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April 2021, Public Holidays to mark this year’s Easter Celebration.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji 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 Jesus Christ (pbuh).
He called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola assured that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned in dealing decisively with the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes and criminality being perpetrated enemies of the country in parts of Nigeria.
“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 the efforts of all security agencies in ensuring peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,” he said.
While wishing Christians both at home and abroad a happy and peaceful Easter Celebration, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola called on Nigerians to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration in its determination to make life more meaningful for all.
Director (Press & Public Relations)
For: Honourable Minister
March 30, 2021