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FG declares Friday & Monday public holidays for Easter celebrations

Boom RadioNG | March 27, 2024
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo Minister of Interior

The Federal Government has today declared Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1, 2024, as public holidays to mark the 2024 Good Friday and Easter Monday celebrations respectively.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on behalf of the federal government in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Aishetu Ndayako.

According to the Minister, Easter, beyond religious significance, promotes values of love, forgiveness and compassion which are essential for social cohesion and harmony.

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo Minister of Interior

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo Minister of Interior

He called on Christians to imbibe these virtues as they are capable of impacting positively on the socio-economic development in Nigeria by fostering unity, reducing conflicts and encouraging cooperation among Nigerians.

He further urged Nigerians to show acts of charity and generosity to help alleviate the situation of the less privileged amongst them.

In the mood of celebrations, the Minister then called on Nigerians to join hands with President Bola Tinubu led Administration in its determination to bring sustainable development and usher in prosperity to all.

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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