The Federal Government has declared Monday, 27th, and Tuesday, 28th December 2021; and Monday, 3rd January, 2022 as public holidays to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day celebrations respectively.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, felicitates with Christians and all Nigerians at home and in diaspora on the occasion of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
We must emulate the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings on Humility, Service, Compassion, Patience, Peace and Righteousness, that His birth signifies.
“This will be the best way to portray Christ and celebrate his birth,” Aregbesola said.
He stressed that peace and security are two critical conditions for economic development and prosperity and urged Christians and Nigerians to make the best use of the festive period to pray for the total eradication of insecurity bedevilling “our dear nation.”