The federal government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13, as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration. This was announced by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola,on behalf of the federal government in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, on Monday in Abuja.
The Minister urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which were tolerance, love, peace and compassion and called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for Nigeria and the entire world at this time of the global emergency of COVID-19 Pandemic.
He urged Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of the government towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic by adhering strictly to the measures put in place by relevant authorities towards preventing the spread of the virus.
Mr Aregbesola wished Christians a peaceful Easter celebration and assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration would continue to cushion the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Nigerians, “especially with the palliative measures already put in place.