The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, December 25, and Wednesday December 26 as public holidays to mark the Christmas and Boxing Day respectively.
The government also declared Tuesday, January 1, 2019 as public holiday to mark the New Year.
The Honorable Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Press, Mohammed Manga.
He enjoined all Christians faithful and Nigerians to use the period in praying earnestly for the betterment and development of Nigeria.
He further called on Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to maintain peace and unity in the country before, during and after the general elections, in the spirit of the season.
Dambazau urged all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to support the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination and sustained efforts towards a peaceful, united and virile nation.Federal Government Has Declares Holidays For Christmas, New Year