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FG Declares Friday 3rd April & Monday 6th April as Public Holiday for Easter Celebrations




The Federal Government on Tuesday  declared Friday 3rd April, and Monday 6th April as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday celebrations respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, made the declaration in a statement issued on his behalf in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Abubakar Magaji.

In the statement, Moro enjoined all Christians and Nigerians in general to manifest the spiritual benefits of the Easter celebrations in their daily living.

He said such benefits include love, peace, justice and kindness

While wishing Nigerians happy celebrations, the minister urged them to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity in the country.

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  1. Iris

    March 31, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I’m confused. Weren’t those always public holidays?

  2. TrueTalkCritique

    March 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Only in Nigeria can public holidays be redeclared as holidays..smh!!!

  3. Angela

    April 1, 2015 at 7:03 am

    @Iris i tire o so we gat take permission for good friday and easter monday

  4. zeezee

    April 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    so that man is still minister of the interior, despite the death of all those people who came for the immigration interview? Later, people would say Jonathan is a statesman because he did one honorable thing. SMH. He is just as culpable for all the deaths that occurred due to a failure of his government (boko haram, immigration exercise, etc) as GMB is for all the deaths that occurred during his military regime. shi ke nan.

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