FG declares public holidays for Easter celebration

Rauf Aregbesola

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The federal government has declared Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5, as public holidays to mark the 2021 Easter celebrations.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on urging Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.

He urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ

The minister appealed to them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country.

Aregbesola assured that the Nigerian Government will leave no stone unturned in dealing decisively with the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes and criminality being perpetrated by enemies of the country in parts of Nigeria.

“Security is everybody’s business, I therefore encourage all Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria, to display high level of patriotism at this critical time in the history of our country, to support the efforts of all security agencies in ensuring peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,” he said.

Easter is a Christian festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

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