Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday public holiday


The Federal Government has declared Friday 7 and Monday 10,
April 2023 as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.


The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the
declaration in Abuja.


Aregbesola, in a statement signed by the Ministry’s
Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Begore, on Wednesday, urged Christians to emulate
the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace and
patience which were attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by
His ministry on the earth.


The minister called on Christians and all Nigerians to use
the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for an end to the
security challenges in parts of the country.


Aregbesola said “Security is everybody’s business. I,
therefore, urge Nigerians and foreigners resident in our country to display a high
sense of citizenship and public spiritedness by supporting the efforts of all
security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the


The minister assured that the Federal Government is doing
all that is necessary to ensure a peaceful transition of government following
the peaceful conduct of elections.


While wishing Christians at home and in the Diaspora a happy
and peaceful Easter celebration, he also enjoins them to love their neighbours
through acts of kindness and generosity of spirit, with the well-to-do sharing
their substance with the less privileged around them.


Aregbesola once more assures Nigerians that the nation is
persistently on the path to greatness and urges all to positively deploy their
creative energy for the full realisation of the coming prosperity.


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