The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, December 25, Monday, December 28, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021, as public holidays to mark the 2020 Yuletide celebration that includes Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations being celebrated in the world over.
Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior through the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore made this known while speaking and announcing the holidays on behalf of the government.
While felicitating with all Nigerians and Christians across the world on this year’s Yuletide season.
He urged Christians to adopt the teachings of Christ on faith, hope and love.
The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, said “We must emulate the life of humility, service, compassion, patience, peace and righteousness that the birth and ministry of Jesus Christ signified. That will be the best way to know Christ and celebrate his birth”.
Aregbesola further advised Nigerians to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, as stipulated by relevant authorities, during and after the Yuletide.
Noting that this will further contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the nation and most especially as the second wave of the pandemic gets closer.