FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays to Mark Easter Celebration

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The federal government has declared Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17, 2017 as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Easter, which are love, peace, justice, sacrifice and kindness to their daily living, and through this contribute to unity and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.

In a statement by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary (DOOPS), Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, Dambazau further urged Nigerians to co-operate and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained efforts to build a strong and virile nation.

The minister wished all Nigerians a Happy Easter celebration.