The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5 as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja, urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ. He called on the faithful to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mohammed Manga, the minister assured the citizens that government would leave no stone unturned in dealing decisively with the rising criminality in parts of the federation.
“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 life and property,” Aregbesola appealed.