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Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday public holiday



The Federal Government has declared Friday , March 30 and Monday 2 nd April, 2018 as public holidays to mark Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively .
The Minister of Interior , Lt . Gen . Abdulrahman Dambazau ( retd . ) , made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government , in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary , Mrs . Julie Ejiofor.

The minister admonished Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to employ the spiritual ethos of Easter , which include love , peace , and sacrifice , in contributing to the unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians .

He also urged Nigerians “ to remain supportive of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts towards building a peaceful , united and prosperous nation . ”

Dambazau implored the citizens to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity of the country .

He wished all Nigerians a Happy Easter celebration 

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