The Federal Government has declared Good Friday, 2nd of April and Easter Monday, 5th of April as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter Celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration today March 30.
In a statement released by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, Aregbesola urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
He called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country.
Aregbesola also assured that the government would leave no stone unturned in dealing decisively with the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry, and other crimes and criminality being 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”