The FG has marked out Friday, April 2nd, and Monday, April 5 as public holiday to observe this year’s Easter Celebration.
Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, made the declaration today March 30.
In a statement issued by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, Aregbesola called on Christians to emulate the attributes of forgiveness, forbearance, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
He urged Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country.
He also assured that the government would leave no stone unturned in tackling decisively with the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry, and other crimes and criminality being perpetrated by enemies 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