Easter: FG declares Friday and Monday, public holidays

…Says security is everyone’s business

The Federal Government has declared Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April, as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.

According to a press statement signed by the Director of Press, Ministry of Interior, the Minister of Interior, Ra’uf Aregbesola, who made the declaration yesterday, urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.

He called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of the country.

Aregbesola, in his statement, 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.

He noted that security is everyone’s concern and urged Nigerians to cooperate with the Federal Government.

“Security is everybody’s business; I, therefore encourage all Nigerians, and foreigners resident in Nigeria, to display a 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”, he stated.

While wishing Christians both at home and abroad a happy and peaceful Easter Celebration, Aregbesola called on Nigerians to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its determination to make life more meaningful for all.

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