Latest: FG Declares April 19 and 22nd Public Holidays to Mark Easter Celebrations
The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, public holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. This was made known by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd.), on Wednesday in Abuja.
He called on all Christians to emulate Jesus Christ’s exemplary attributes of tolerance, sacrificial love, peaceful co-existence, among others.
He urged Nigerians home and abroad to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of the country, irrespective of diversity in religious beliefs as well as support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to take the country to the next level.
Dambazau wished Nigerians a happy and peaceful Easter celebration.
Earlier: FG Declares Friday and Monday Public Holidays
As this year’s Easter break, the Federal Government has declared Friday, March 30, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018 public holidays.
The public holidays are in line with the Christian tenets which recognizes Friday, 30th March as Good Friday, and Monday, 2nd April as Easter Monday respectively.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration in a statement issued on behalf of the Federal Government in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
In the statement, he encouraged Nigerians, “to remain supportive of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.”
Dambazau also enjoined Nigerians to make use of the spiritual culture of Easter which is characterized by love, sacrifice, and peace to promote peaceful relationship.
The minister wished all Nigerians a Happy Easter Celebration.