Federal Government has declared Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5 public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter celebration.
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 called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of Nigeria.
Aregbesola assured that the Federal Government would leave nothing to chance in dealing decisively with the spate of kidnapping, 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.
While wishing Christians, both at home and abroad, a happy and peaceful Easter celebration, the minister called on Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in its determination to make life more meaningful for all.