Christmas: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday , 25 th , Wednesday , 26 th December 2018 and Tuesday , January 1 , 2019 , as public holidays to mark the Christmas , Boxing Day and New Year celebrations , respectively .The Minister of Interior , Lt Gen . Abdulrahman Dambazau ( retd . ) made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja on Wednesday .

The Director of Press , Ministry of Interior , Mohammed Manga , in a statement said the minister enjoined all Christian faithful and Nigerians to use the period in praying earnestly for the betterment and development of Nigeria .
He further called on Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to maintain peace and unity in the country before, during and after the general elections, in the spirit of the season .

Dambazau urged all Nigerians both at home and abroad to “ support the present Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination and sustained efforts towards a peaceful , united and virile nation . ”

The Minister wished Nigerians happy Christmas and New Year celebrations .

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