Lagos - Nigeria has declared three working days as public
holidays to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
The Federal Government declared Monday and Tuesday, December
26 and 27 respectively, as public holidays for Christmas and Boxing Day, while
Monday, January 2 is to mark the New Year celebration.
The Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau made the
declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the
Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido on
Wednesday, Daily Trust reports.
Dambazau enjoined all Christian faithful and Nigerians in
general to remain supportive of the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari in
his sustained efforts towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous
Dambazau also urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for
unity and peaceful co-existence across the country, according to The Guardian. For
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