- The federal government through the Ministry of Interior has announced Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holiday for the nation
- The declaration was made by the minister of interior Rauf Aregbesola on Monday, April 6
- The head of the ministry noted that the public holidays are for the 2020 Easter celebrations
The federal government has announced Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holiday to mark 2020 Easter celebrations in the country.
Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, made the announcement in a statement by Georgina Ehuriah, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Interior, on Monday, April 6 in Abuja, NAN reports.
According to her, the head of the ministry made the development known on behalf of the government.
Aregbesola in the statement called on Christians to use the Easter celebration to pray for Nigeria and the entire world amid the global pandemic called coronavirus. He also urged Christians to emulate the characteristics of Jesus Christ which include tolerance, love, peace, and compassion.
The interior minister wished Christians a peaceful Easter celebration and appealed to all Nigerians to continue supporting the government's efforts in fighting the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government has defended its reason for opening borders for Nigerian returnees despite the presidential directive that all borders should be closed amid rising tension of coronavirus in the county.
Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Thursday, April 2, in Abuja, Aregbesola said Nigerian citizens have the right to enter their fatherland "at any time” irrespective of the situation, Premium Times reports.
In a related development, Ayodele Fayose, the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, has called on governments at all levels, religious bodies, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to focus on strategic implementation of “stomach infrastructure.”
Fayose, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, April 6, in Ado Ekiti through his media aide, Lere Olayinka, said that his advice should be taken seriously.
Legit.ng gathered that the former governor said hunger can kill faster than coronavirus.
The past governor of Ekiti state, who added that the human and economic losses, occasioned by the pandemic, would be mind-boggling, stressed that “in the face of all these, leaders should remain as leaders and stand up for their people.”
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