The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10 as public holidays for the 2023 Easter Celebration.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Intrerior, Dr Shuaib Belgore stated on Wednesday in Abuja, that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
Aregbesola urged Christian faithful to emulate the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, Kindness, love peace and patience which were attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by His ministry on the earth.
He also called on Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for an end to the security challenges in some parts of the country, adding that security was everybody’s business.
Aregbesola urged everyone to show love through acts of kindness and generosity of spirit, with the well to do sharing what they have with the less privileged around them.
He said that the federal government was doing all that was necessary in ensuring a peaceful transition of government following the peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
The minister wished all Christian faithful a most blissful celebration and all Nigerians a happy holiday.