The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced Friday, April 7, and Monday, April 10, as public holidays to commemorate the Easter celebration. The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in Abuja.
In his statement, Aregbesola called on Christians to emulate the values of sacrifice, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace, and patience that Jesus Christ exemplified during his ministry on earth. He urged Nigerians to use the occasion of Easter to pray for an end to the security challenges in different parts of the country.
Aregbesola assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is committed to ensuring a peaceful transition of government following the recently conducted elections. He urged Nigerians, especially Christians, to show love and kindness to their neighbors, particularly to the less privileged around them. The minister encouraged the well-to-do to share their resources with those in need.
The minister also urged Nigerians and foreigners living in the country to support the efforts of security agencies in maintaining peace and security. He emphasized that security is everyone’s responsibility, and urged all citizens to display a high sense of citizenship and public spiritedness.
Aregbesola reiterated his confidence that Nigeria is on the path to greatness and urged all citizens to deploy their creative energy positively towards the nation’s prosperity.
Aregbesola also called on Nigerians to emulate the values of Jesus Christ and to show kindness, love, and patience towards one another. He also urged Nigerians to pray for an end to the security challenges in the country and support the efforts of security agencies.