- A 2-day holiday to celebrate Good Friday and Easter Monday has been declared by the federal government
- The government enjoined Christians to take to the teaching of the season
- It urged Nigerians to be supportive of the Buhari administration
The federal government has declared Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 2, as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday.
The minister of interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Tuesday, March 27, in Abuja on behalf of the federal government in a statement issued by Julie Ejiofor, director overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary.
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Dambazau enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to employ the spiritual ethos of Easter, which include; love, peace and sacrifice, in contributing to the unity and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
He also urged Nigerians to remain supportive of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in its efforts toward building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation. He implored all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity of the country.
The minister wished all Nigerians a Happy Easter celebration.
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Meanwhile, criticisms trailed the inscription on a signpost installed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the grave site of those killed in violent attacks on communities in Benue state between January 1 and 2.
‘Burial site for 73 victims of Fulani herdsmen massacre’ in Guma and Logo local government areas was inscribed in white and brown block letters on a metal board with isolated green background, Premium Times reports.
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