Ahead of the yuletide, the Federal Government of Nigeria has mapped out 2 days as public holidays to enable her Christian workers to go home and be with their loved ones during this year’s Christmas, Boxing Day celebrations.
The Federal Government also mapped out Monday, 3rd January 2022 as public holidays to mark the New Year’s Day celebrations respectively.
Former governor of Osun state and current Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration today in Abuja, on behalf of the Federal Government, saying;
“We must emulate the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings on Humility, Service, Compassion, Patience, Peace and Righteousness, that His birth signifies. This will be the best way to portray Christ and celebrate his birth”,
Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoins Christians to practice the doctrines of Christ, which include faith, hope and love. He sends his goodwill to all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The Minister enjoins all to adhere strictly to and observe all the stipulated non-pharmaceutical protocols and guidelines such as wearing of facemasks, frequent washing of hands with soap and water, using of hand sanitizer and avoidance of large groups.
Also, he urges quick report to medical authorities of any respiratory illness observed in self and others before, during and after the Yuletide.