BREAKING: FG Declares Friday and Monday as Public Holiday, Gives Details

BREAKING: FG Declares Friday and Monday as Public Holiday, Gives Details

  • The federal government has declared that Friday, March 29 and Monday, 1st April, will be public holidays
  • This is to allow the Christian faithful and Nigerians at large to celebrate the 2024 Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior, made the announcement in a statement on behalf of the federal government

FCT, Abuja - The federal government has declared Friday, March 29 and Monday, 1st April, as public holidays to mark the celebrations of 2024 Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively.

The minister of interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government.

President Bola Tinubu led federal government has declared Friday and Monday as public holiday for the celebration of Good Friday and Easter Monday
FG declares Friday and Monday as a public holiday Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

FG urges Christians to extol values of Easter

The minister made the declaration in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Aishetu Ndayako.

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He urged Christians and all Nigerians in general to emulate the sacrifice and love displayed by Jesus Christ in dying for the redemption of man.

According to the Minister, Easter, beyond religious significance, promotes values of love, forgiveness and compassion, which are essential for social cohesion and harmony.

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He called on Christians to imbibe these virtues as they are capable of positively impacting socio-economic development in Nigeria by fostering unity, reducing conflicts, and encouraging cooperation among Nigerians.

He further urged Nigerians to show acts of charity and generosity to help alleviate the material conditions of the less privileged amongst them.

He said this is in tandem with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda.

While wishing Christians at home and abroad a happy and blissful Easter celebration, the Minister also called on Nigerians to join hands with President Tinubu-led Administration in its determination to bring sustainable development and usher in prosperity for all.

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See the statement here:

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo: Tinubu's minister with 3 scandals earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu's minister of the interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, is considered the star boy of the new administration, owing to his numerous achievements in his first six months in office.

Some of his significant successes in six months included clearing heavy passport backlogs and implementing a new platform to renew passports from the comfort of one's home, among others.

However, the minister, who was awarded "Public Service Person Of The Year 2023" by the Leadership newspaper and was recently rated as one of the 12 performing ministers of Tinubu by The Economic Confidential, has three major scandals in his record that many Nigerians may not be aware of two of them.


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