FG Declares December 25, 26 And January 1 As Holidays

The Federal government on Friday, declared December 25th, 26th and January 1st as public holidays to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Day celebrations.

Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo made the declaration in Abuja.

A statement signed by the Director overseeing office of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior, Dr. Peter Egbodo said, the Minister felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on the festive occasion.

Dr Tunji-Ojo enjoined Christians to emulate the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings of humility, service, compassion, patience peace and righteousness that His birth signifies.

He said that peace and security were critical prerequisites for economic development and prosperity.

The Minister assured that: “Federal government under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) will continue to put in place effective measures for the security of lives and property”.

The Minister urged Nigerians to be security conscious, and report any suspicious persons or activities to the nearest security agencies.

He said that the Yuletide season called for discipline in order to protect the lives and property of everyone in their respective communities and the nation as a whole.

Dr Tunji-Ojo also urged all citizens to remain focused in the hope that the year 2024 will be a better year with the Renewed Hope agenda of the President.

The Minister wished all Nigerians especially Christians a happy Christmas a peaceful and prosperous New Year celebration.


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