The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13, as public holidays to mark the Easter Celebration for the year 2020.
This was announced on by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah.
Aregbesola urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love, peace, and compassion.
He further called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for Nigeria and the entire world at this time of global emergency of COVID-19 Pandemic.
“The Minister appealed to all Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of the government towards fighting the coronavirus disease.
“He reminded them of the need to adhere strictly to the measures put in place by relevant authorities towards preventing the spread of the virus in the country, particularly, through the observance of social distancing, in addition to regular personal hygiene and sanitary practices,” the statement said.
The minister wished Christians a peaceful Easter celebration and assured them that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would continue to cushion the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Nigerians, especially with the palliative measures already put in place.