The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday April 15 and Monday April 18, 2022 as holidays in commemoration of Easter celebrations.
This is according to a statement issued on behalf of Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, by Dr. Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry.
Aregbesola urged Christians to emulate the attributes of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace and patience, which were the attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by his ministry on earth.
He also called on all citizens to use the Easter celebration period to pray for an end to all security challenges bedeviling every part of the country.
The Minister assured that the government will do all in its power to put a stop to issues of incessant attacks on the highways, railways and airports.
He said: “Security is everybody’s business. I therefore urge Nigerians and foreigners resident in our country to display a high sense of citizenship and public spiritedness at this critical time in the history of our country, by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry.”