THE Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday, April 2 and 5, 2021, as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Tuesday titled, ‘FG declares Friday 2nd, Monday 5th April, 2021, public holidays to mark Easter celebration’, and signed by the Spokesman, Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga.
He urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love and peace, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
Aregbesola called on the faithful to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of the country.
He added, “Security is everybody’s business; I, therefore, encourage all Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria, to display a 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.”
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.”