President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5, as public holidays to mark the 2021 Easter Celebration.
Buhari made the announcement through the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola in a statement issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mohammed Manga on Tuesday in Abuja
Aregbesola urged Christians in the country to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
He called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for peace, unity, and progress for Nigeria and the entire world.
He assured that no stone will be left unturned as the Federal Government deals with kidnapping, armed banditry and other crimes and criminality which he says is perpetrated by enemies of Nigeria.
The statement partly read, “Security is everybody’s business, I, therefore, encourage all Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria, to display a high level of patriotism at this critical time in the history of our country, to support the efforts of all security agencies in ensuring peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,” he said.
He advised Nigerians to join hands with the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to make life more meaningful for all.