Easter: Nigerian govt declares Friday, Monday public holidays

People shopping as Easter Celebration draws closer at Nyanya Market in Abuja on Wednesday (12/4/2017). 02202/12/4/2017/Ernest Okorie/ICE/NAN

The Federal Government has declared Friday 14th and Monday 17th April as Public Holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, 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.

Mr. Dambazau, a retired lieutenant general, 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 wishes all Nigerians a Happy Easter Celebration.

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