Nigerian govt declares Friday, Monday public holidays to mark Easter

Rauf Aregbesola

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5, 2021 as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.

Minister of interior Rauf Aregbesola announced this in a statement on Tuesday signed by the spokesman of the Ministry of Interior Mohammed Manga.

In the statement, Aregbesola urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.

The minister urged Christians to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of the country.

He assured that no stone will be left unturned as the Federal Government deals with kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes and criminality which he says is 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.

The minister further advised Nigerians to join hands with the Buhari administration in its determination to make life more meaningful for all.