- To celebrate Xmas, the federal government has declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays in the country
- The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement on Wednesday, December 22, on behalf of the federal government
- Meanwhile, it looks already like a bleak Christmas with the rising cost price of goods in most markets across the state
Abuja- The federal government has declared Monday, December 27th, Tuesday, December 28th and Monday, January 3rd 2022 as public holidays to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day celebrations.
The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, The Punch reports.
This announcement was contained in a statement on Wednesday, December 22, signed by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore.
It was titled, FG declares Monday, 27th, Tuesday 28th, 2021 and Monday, January 3rd, 2022 public holidays.
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The minister was quoted as saying:
“We must emulate the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings on Humility, Service, Compassion, Patience, Peace and Righteousness, that His birth signifies.
“This will be the best way to portray Christ and celebrate his birth.”
He urged Christians and Nigerians to make the best use of this festive period to pray for the total eradication of insecurity bedevilling the nation.
Aregbesola also enjoined all Nigerians to adhere strictly to and observe all the stipulated non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.
Federal government declares public holiday to mark 2021 democracy day
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the federal government declared Monday, June 14, as a public holiday to mark the 2021 democracy day celebration.
It was reported the disclosure was made by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola via a statement through a Facebook post on Thursday, June 10.
Aregbesola congratulated Nigerians on this occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a united and prosperous nation.
Hijrah: Kano, Jigawa government declares Monday, August 9 work-free day
This was announced in a statement by the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba and shared on the official Facebook page of the governor.
Similarly, the Jigawa state government also declared Monday, August 9, as a public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year- Hijrah 1443 AH.
Alhaji Hussaini Kila, the state Head of the Civil Service, made this known in a statement on Saturday, August 7, in Dutse.