The Federal Government has declared Friday, second and Monday, fifth April, 2021, Public Holidays to mark this year’s Easter Celebration.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
The Minister in a statement by the Director, Press & Public Relations in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of the country.
Ogbeni Aregbesola assured that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned in dealing with the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes being perpetrated by enemies of the country in parts of Nigeria.
While wishing Christians both at home and abroad a happy and peaceful Easter Celebration, he called on Nigerians to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its determination to make life more meaningful for all.