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The Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday, 7th and 10th April as public holiday to mark the Easter celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola made this known in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Begore on Wednesday.
The Interior Affairs Minister 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 earth.
He also called on Christians and all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for an end to the security challenges in parts of the country.
“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 citizenry”, he stated.
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 urged them to love their neighbours through acts of kindness and generosity to the less privileged
Writing by Joshua Adams; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu