The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah, announced the holiday today, Wednesday in a statement quoting the interior minister, retired Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau.
The minister was quoted as enjoining all Christians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love and peaceful co-existence.
He advised all Nigerians at home and abroad to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity and progress of the country, irrespective of diversity in religious beliefs.
Dambazau wished all Nigerians a happy and peaceful Easter celebration even as he called on them to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to take the country to the next level.