The federal government has declared April 7 and 10, as public holidays for the Easter celebration.
In a statement by permanent secretary in the ministry of interior, Shuaib Belgore said Rauf Aregbesola, the minister, made the declaration in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Aregbesola urged the Christian faithful to emulate the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, and forgiveness demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
He said they should uphold the virtue of kindness, love, peace, and patience which were attributes of Jesus, as exemplified by his ministry on the earth.
The minister called on Nigerians to use the occasion to pray to end the security challenges in some parts of the country, adding that security was everybody’s business.
“The nation is persistently on the part to greatness and I urge all Nigerians to positively deploy their creative energy to the full realisation of the coming prosperity, as there is surely light at the end of the tunnel,” Aregbesola said.
He said the federal government would continue to do all necessary to ensure a peaceful government transition following the peaceful conduct of the presidential election.