To mark Christmas day, Boxing Day and the New Year, the federal Government has declared Friday 25, Monday 28, January 1 as public holiday.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior making this announcement in a statement signed on behalf of the Minister by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore said:
“We must emulate the life of humility, service, compassion, patience, peace and righteousness that the birth and Ministry of Jesus Christ signified, that will be the best way to know Christ and celebrate his birth.”
The Minister noted that peace and security are critical factors needed to enable Government accomplish its mission of revitalizing the economy, improving Foreign Direct Investment as well as generating employment opportunities for over 100 million Nigerian youths in the next 10 years.
While admonishing all Nigerians to remain focused, determined, patient and patriotic, Aregbesola expressed confidence that the year 2021 would be a better year for all Nigerians and therefore urged Christians to use the period to pray for Nigeria.
He wished all Nigerians and Christians in particular, a happy Christmas and New Year Celebrations.