Federal Government has declared Friday, April 15, and Monday, April 18, 2022, public holidays to mark the 2022 Easter celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Made the announcement on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
In a statement, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, issued on his behalf, Aregbesola urged Christians to emulate the attributes of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace, and patience, which were the attributes and practices of Jesus Christ, as exemplified by his ministry on earth.
He also called on Christians and all Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for an end to insecurity challenging every part of the country.
Easter is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.