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Nigeria declares Friday, Monday public holidays for Easter celebrations

The Nigerian Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebrations.Nigeria’s Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined all Christians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love and peaceful co-existence.

He urged all Nigerians at home and abroad to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity and progress of our great country, irrespective of diversity in religious beliefs.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah, on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the minister wished all Nigerians a happy and peaceful Easter celebrations.

The minister further called on Nigerians to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to take the country to the next level.

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