The Federal Government has announced Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th December 2018 and Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019, as public holidays to observe the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations respectively.
Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau rtd. made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
The statement signed by the Director of Press of the ministry, Mr Mohammed Manga, said the minister enjoined Christian faithful and all Nigerians to use the period to pray earnestly for progress and development of Nigeria.
He called on Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to maintain peace and unity in the country before, during and after the 2019 general elections, in the spirit of the season.
Dambazau further 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.”
He wished Nigerians happy Christmas and New Year celebrations.