The Federal Government has declared Monday, December 25, Tuesday, 26, 2017; and Monday January 1, 2018, as public holidays to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations.
Minister of Interior, Lt. General (Retd.) Abdulrahman Dambazau made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He enjoined the Christian faithful and all Nigerians to use the period to pray earnestly for the betterment and development of Nigeria.
According to the statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, the minister also called on Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to maintain peace and unity in the country.
Dambazau further urged all Nigerians, “both at home and abroad, to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination in improving the quality of life of Nigerians.”