Government declares Friday and Monday public holiday

The Nigerian Government has declared Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17, as Public Holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations.

The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau made the announcement in Abuja on Wednesday.

Dambazau‎ enjoined Christians and other Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of Jesus Christ and extend spiritual benefits of Easter such as love, peace, justice, sacrifice and kindness in all their interaction during the holidays.

He also urged Nigerians to use the occasion “to pray for unity and peaceful co-existence in the country.”

Dambazau stressed the need for Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s sustained efforts to build a strong and virile nation.

He‎ wished all Nigerians a happy Easter celebration.

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