The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday 15th April and Monday 18th April as public holidays across the nation, to mark this year’s Easter celebration which comes up on the 17th of April 2022.
The announcement was made today, being Tuesday, April 12, 202, by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the federal government, in a statement, issued by Dr Shuaib Belgore, who is the Permanent Secretary of the ministry.
Dr Shuaib Belgore on behalf of Rauf Aregbesola,, urged Christians to emulate the attributes of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace, and patience, which were the attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by his ministry on earth.
The Minister further encouraged Christians and all Nigerians alike to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for an end to all security challenges bedevilling every part of the country.
“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.
“Security is everybody’s business. I, therefore, urge e Nigerians and foreigners resident in our country to display a high sense of citizenship and public spiritedness at this critical time in the history of our country, by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,” he said.