The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 2nd, and Monday, April 2021 as public holidays for the Easter Celebration.

Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, made the announcement in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government.

The minister tasked the Christian faithful to use this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country.

“Security is everybody’s business, I, therefore, encourage all Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria, to display a high level of patriotism at this critical time in the history of our country, to support the efforts of all security agencies in ensuring peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,” he said.

He went on to reassure Nigerians that the Federal Government will effectively deal with the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry, and other crimes and criminality being perpetrated by enemies of the country in parts of Nigeria.