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FG declares Friday, Monday Easter holiday


The Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday as public holiday to mark the Easter celebration .
The Minister of Interior , Rauf Aregbesola , said this in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry , Georgina Ehuriah.
He urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love, peace and compassion .
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 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 ,” the statement said .

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