Easter: Nigerian govt declares Friday March 30, Monday April 2 public holidays


The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.

Dambazau enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to “employ the spiritual ethos of Easter, which include; love, peace and sacrifice, in contributing to the unity and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.”

He also urged Nigerians to remain supportive of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in its efforts toward building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.

“I implored all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity of the country,” he said.

The minister wished all Nigerians a Happy Easter celebration.


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