The Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday as public holiday to mark the Easter celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said this in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah.
He urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love, peace and compassion.
Aregbesola further called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for Nigeria and the entire world at this time of global emergency of COVID-19 pandemic.
“The minister appealed to all Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of government towards fighting the coronavirus disease.
“He reminded them of the need to adhere strictly to the measures put in place by relevant authorities towards preventing the spread of the virus in the country, particularly, through the observance of social distancing, in addition to regular personal hygiene and sanitary practices,” the statement said.