The Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday, April 2 and 5, 2021, respectively as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter Celebration. This was announced by the Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga in Abuja yesterday.
The statement urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace, and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ, and called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the peace, unity, and progress of Nigeria.
“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,” the statement reads. And wished Christians, both at home and abroad, a happy and peaceful Easter celebration.