The Federal Government of Nigeria declares 3-day public holiday for Christmas and New Year. | Oby Oriji Blog

The Federal Government of Nigeria declares 3-day public holiday for Christmas and New Year.

Public holidays

President Buhari has declared Monday, Dec. 25,  and Tuesday, Dec. 26 2017 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 as public holidays for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations respectively.

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 urged the Christian faithfuls to use the period for sober reflection  and pray for continued growth and development of the country.

The minister also called on Nigerians to   maintain the country’s peace and unity through out the festive period.

The minister 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.

Christmas holiday declared
Christmas holiday declared

Normally in Nigeria, festive period brings mixed feelings. Festivity and fright. People celebrate with the mindset of a possible attack on gathered Christians in church or on the street.

Even though the president announced that he is doing all that he possible can, to improve the living standard of the citizens of Nigeria. The people would love to know if soldiers have been placed in strategic places (check points) especially in the Northern part of the Country where festivity suicide bombing has been reoccurring over the years. Christians in the North will feel better knowing that they are being looked out for. Merry Christmas in Advance everyone.

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Public holidays
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