- The federal government has announced a two-day holiday for the Easter celebration
- The government urged all Christians to emulate the attribute of Jesus
- The minister of interior urged all Nigerians to pray for the peace and progress of the nation
The federal government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, public holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration.
Georgina Ehuriah, permanent secretary, Ministry of Interior, announced the holiday in a statement quoting the minister on Wednesday, April 17, in Abuja.
The minister of interior, Lt. - Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, enjoined all Christians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love and peaceful co-existence.
He urged all Nigerians home and abroad to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity and progress of our great country, irrespective of diversity in religious beliefs.
Dambazau wished all Nigerians a happy and peaceful Easter celebration.
He further called on them to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to take the country to the next level.
Meanwhile, ahead of the Easter celebration, the Edo state government on Tuesday, April 16, paid workers salary for the month of April.
Crusoe Osagie, special adviser to the governor on media and communication strateg, said the state government’s decision to pay workers was to allow them have funds to celebrate the Easter festivities with their family and friends.
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