To commemorate the 2022 Easter celebration, the FG has declared Friday, April 15, and Monday, April 18, 2022 as public holidays.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
To commemorate the 2022 Easter celebration, the Federal Government has proclaimed Friday, April 15, and Monday, April 18, 2022 as public holidays.
On behalf of the federal government, Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, declared the holiday on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
Aregbesola asked Christians to follow the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, compassion, love, peace, and patience, which were shown by Jesus Christ’s mission on earth, in a statement issued on his behalf by Dr Shuaib Belgore, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary.
Aregbesola also urged Christians and all Nigerians to utilise this year’s Easter celebration as an opportunity to pray for an end to the security concerns plaguing the country.
He stated that the federal government will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the recent attacks by unwanted elements on highways, airports, and railways are put to an end as soon as possible.
“Security is everybody’s business. I, therefore, urge Nigerians and foreigners resident in our country to display a high sense of citizenship and public-spiritedness at this critical time in the history of our country, by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,” the ministry’s statement reads in part.
Easter is a Christian celebration and cultural event honouring the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, which the New Testament describes as occurring on the third day of his burial following his death by the Romans at Calvary about 30 AD. It marks the conclusion of Jesus’ Passion, which was preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a 40-day season of fasting, prayer, and penance.
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