The federal government has declared Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18, as public holidays to mark the 2022 Easter celebration, a statement by the interior ministry said.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, felicitated with Christians and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this year’s Easter celebration.
While urging Christians to emulate the attributes of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace and patience, as exemplified by Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth, he asked them to pray for an end to the insecurity bedevilling the country.
In the statement signed by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Shuaib Belgore, Aregbesola assured Nigerians that the federal government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the recent attacks by undesirable elements on the highways, airport and the railway are timely brought to an end.
The minister assured Nigerians that the nation is inexorably on the path to greatness, despite the present challenges confronting her.