The Federal Government has confirmed Monday, December 27th, Tuesday, December 28th, and Monday, January 3rd, 2022 as public holidays to commemorate Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day celebrations, respectively.
The declaration was contained in a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja and signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore.
“Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations”, he said.
Aregbesola enjoined Christians “to practise the doctrine of Christ, which includes but not limited to these – faith, hope and love.
“We must emulate the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings on Humility, Service, Compassion, Patience, Peace and Righteousness, that His birth signifies. This will be the best way to portray Christ and celebrate his birth”, he added.