The Federal Government has announced Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5, as public holidays to celebrate Easter.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, announced in a statement on on Tuesday.
Aregbesola who urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace, and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ, also enjoined Christian faithful to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country.
“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 lives and property of the citizenry,” he said.
He reassured Nigerians of the Federal Government commitment to halt the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry, and other crimes in every part of country.