The Federal Government has declared Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th December, 2016 and Monday 2nd January, 2017 as Public Holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year 2017 Celebrations respectively.
Minister of Interior, Lieutenant Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration on Wednesday on behalf of the government.
In making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, Bello Dambazau, enjoined all Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to remain committed and supportive of the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari, in his sustained efforts towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.
A statement by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Muhammadu Maccido, said the Minister also urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity and peaceful co-existence across the country.
“The Honourable Minister wishes all Nigerians at home and abroad, a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year 2017,” the statement said.