The federal government has declared public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration in Christendom.
Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, declared April 2nd and 5th 2021, as public holidays on behalf of the government.
Aregbesola, in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, assured that the government would leave no stone unturned in dealing decisively with the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes and criminality being perpetrated by enemies 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 urging Christians to pray for peace, unity, and progress of the country, he charged them to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
He wished Christians both at home and abroad a happy and peaceful Easter Celebration and called on Nigerians to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration “in its determination to make life more meaningful for all.”