Federal Government has declared December 25, 28 and January 1, 2021 as public holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year Celebrations respectively.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore in Abuja.
The statement says Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians on this year’s Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
He said Nigerians should emulate the life of humility, service, compassion, patience, peace, and righteousness that the birth of Jesus Christ signified.
The Minister urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, as stipulated by relevant authorities, during and after the yuletide, especially with the second wave of the outbreak of the disease.
Rauf Aregbesola appealed to Nigerians to remain focused, expressing confidence that the year 2021would be a better year for all.