The Federal Government has declared 25 and 28th December and January 1st 2021 as public holidays.
It is to mark Christmas, Boxing and New Year day respectively.
Shuaibu Belgore, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs disclosed in a statement that the Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola made this decision on behalf of the Federal Government.
“We must emulate the life of humility, service, compassion, patience, peace and righteousness that the birth and Ministry of Jesus Christ signified, that will be the best way to know Christ and celebrate his birth”, he said.
He advised Nigerians to adhere to COVID-19 regulations and asked Christians to use this period to pray for the country.
“The Minister who reiterated Federal Government’s avowed commitment to the fight against armed banditry, kidnappings and other crimes and criminalities in the country, called on Nigerians to support the efforts of the security agencies by providing them with information that will enhance intelligence gathering.
“While admonishing all Nigerians to remain focused, determined, patient and patriotic, Aregbesola expressed confidence that the year 2021 would be a better year for all Nigerians and therefore urged Christians to use the period to pray for Nigeria.”