JUST IN: Federal government declares public holiday for Christmas and New year
The Federal Government has declared Monday December 25th, Tuesday 26th and Monday January 1st, 2018 as public holidays for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations.
The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulralman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of government through a statement issued on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Abubakar Magaji.
Dambazau enjoined Christian faithfuls and all Nigerians to use the period to pray for continued growth and development of the country while calling on Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to maintain the country’s peace and unity.
The minister also urged all citizens, both at home and abroad, to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to improve the living standard of the people.