The Federal Government on Tuesday declared Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April 2021, Public Holidays.
The holiday is put in place to mark this year’s Easter Celebration.
Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, disclosed this in a statement made available to iBrandTV.
He urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
He called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of Nigeria.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola assured that the Federal Government will leave nothing to chance 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 a 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.
Aregbesola called on Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its determination to make life more meaningful for all.