The Federal Government has declared Monday 27, Tuesday 28, 2021 and Monday, January 3, 2022, as public holidays respectively, to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Day celebration.
This is contained in a statement by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
The minister felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora.
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Enjoining Christians to practice the doctrines of Christ, which include but not limited to faith, hope and love, Aregbesola admonished the former to emulate the teachings of Christ in a bid to commemorate his birth.
“We must emulate the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings on humility, service, compassion, patience, Peace and Righteousness that His birth signifies.
“This will be the best way to portray Christ and celebrate his birth.”
Aregbesola, however, admonished all citizens to remain focused and expressed confidence that the year 2022 would be a better year for everyone.
He wished all Christians in particular a happy Christmas and all Nigerians a peaceful and prosperous New Year celebration.