Nigerian Government Declares Public Holidays for Christmas, New Year Celebrations

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The Federal Government has declared December 25th, 26th and January 1, 2020 as public holidays,to commemorate Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations, respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Georgina Ehuriah.

While felicitating with Christians and all Nigerians at home and abroad, Aregbesola enjoined all Christians to live “within the virtues and teachings of Jesus Christ, which hinged on compassion, patience, peace, humility, righteousness and love for one another.”

He said, “Those those virtues would guarantee an atmosphere of peace and security in the country.”

The minister assured that the Federal Government, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, would make life more meaningful for all Nigerians.

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