The Federal Government has announced Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18, as public holidays for the 2022 Easter celebration.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, on Tuesday.
He went on to advise Christians to emulate the attributes of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace and patience, which were the attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by his ministry on earth. Furthermore, he asked them to pray for an end to the insecurity plaguing the country.
The Minister went on to add that the Federal Government would leave no stone unturned in a bid to end the insecurity in the country.
The statement read,
“Security is everybody’s business. I, therefore, urge Nigerians and foreigners resident in our country to display a high sense of citizenship and public-spiritedness at this critical time in the history of our country, by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry.”
“While wishing Christians at home and in the Diaspora a happy and peaceful Easter celebration, we also call on Nigerians to join hands with the President, Major General, Muhammadu Buhari (retd) led regime in its determination to bring sustainable development and usher in prosperity for all.”
“There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.