The federal government has proclaimed Friday and Monday official holidays for Easter celebrations.
On behalf of the federal government, Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on Tuesday, April 12.
In a statement made on behalf of the minister, Dr Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, exhorted Christians to follow the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace, and patience, which were exemplified by Jesus Christ’s service on earth.
Aregbesola also called on Christians and all Nigerians alike to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for an end to all security challenges bedevilling every part of the country.
The Minister stated that the federal government will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to put an end to recent attacks by undesirable individuals on highways, airports, and railways.
The statement added;
“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”