The Federal Government has declared 10 and 13 of April as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration in the country.
This was announced by Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, in a statement signed by Georgina Ehuriah, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, on Monday.
Aregbesola urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ, which he listed as tolerance, love, peace and compassion.
“Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola further called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for Nigeria and the entire world at this time of global emergency of COVID-19 Pandemic.
“The Minister appealed to all Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of the Government towards fighting the Coronavirus Disease. He reminded them of the need to adhere strictly to the measures put in place by relevant authorities towards preventing the spread of the virus in the country particularly, through the observance of social distancing, in addition to regular personal hygiene and sanitary practices.
“While wishing Christians a peaceful Easter Celebration, he assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration would continue to cushion the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Nigerians, especially with the palliative measures already put in place”, the statement added.
April 10 is Good Friday, while April 13 is Easter Monday.