The Federal Government has announced Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th December, 2023 and Monday, January 1st, 2024, as public holidays to mark Christmas and New Year Day celebrations respectively.
This was conveyed in a statement on Friday in Abuja by the Director Overseeing Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Peter Egbodo.
However, the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government extends the Yuletide wishes and greetings to Nigerians at home and in diaspora.
He urged Christians to imitate the life of Jesus Christ and as well practice a godly lifestyle, emphasizing the importance of peace and security for economic growth and development.
He noted that the Yuletide season calls for discipline in order to protect lives and property of everyone in their respective communities and the nation as a whole.
“Tunji-Ojo admonished all citizens to remain focused that, the year 2024 will be a better year with the Renewed Hope agenda of the President.
“The Minister wishes all Nigerians especially Christians a happy Christmas a peaceful and prosperous New Year celebration,” the stated said.