Easter: FG declares Friday and Monday public holidays

FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays


The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1, 2024 as public holidays to mark the celebrations of Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the declaration today in Abuja on behalf of the government.

In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Aishetu Ndayako, the Minister urged Christians and all Nigerians to emulate the sacrifice and love shown by Jesus Christ in dying for the redemption of man.

He Minister said Easter, beyond religious significance, promotes values of love, forgiveness and compassion, which are essential for social cohesion and harmony. He called on Christians to imbibe these virtues as they are capable of impacting positively on the socio-economic development in Nigeria by fostering unity, reducing conflicts and encouraging cooperation among Nigerians.

He further urged Nigerians to show acts of charity and generosity to help alleviate the material conditions of the less privileged amongst them.

While wishing Nigerians at home and abroad a happy Easter celebration, the Minister also called on them to join hands with President Bola Tinubu’s administration in its determination to bring sustainable development and usher in prosperity for all.

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