The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
Dambazau enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to “employ the spiritual ethos of Easter, which include; love, peace and sacrifice, in contributing to the unity and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.”
He also urged Nigerians to remain supportive of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in its efforts toward building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.
“I implored all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity of the country,” he said.
The minister wished all Nigerians a Happy Easter celebration.