The federal government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday April 13, as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, through a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, on Monday in Abuja.
Aregbesola urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which were tolerance, love, peace and compassion.
He called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for Nigeria and the entire world at this time of the global emergency of COVID-19 Pandemic.
The minister also appealed to all Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of government towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic
Aregbesola wished Christians a peaceful Easter celebration.