The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday April 2, and Monday April 5, 2021 public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Tuesday in a statement that was signed on his behalf by Mohammed Manga, the Director (Press & Public Relations) in the Ministry of Interior.
Aregbesola told Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
He tasked them to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of the country adding that the government will do all it takes to ensure that kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes and criminality become a thing of the past.
He added, “Security is everybody’s business, I, therefore, encourage all Nigerians and foreigners that are resident in Nigeria, to display 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 said.