Abuja — The federal executive has declared December 26 and 27, 2022, and January 2, 2023, as public vacations to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day celebrations respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, whilst making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, felicitates with Christians and all Nigerians at house and within the Diaspora in this yr’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Aregbesola enjoined Christians to emulate Jesus Christ in deeds and practice his teachings, particularly on religion, hope and love. He mentioned: “We must imbibe the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings on humility, service, compassion, patience, peace and righteousness that His birth signified. This will be the best way to portray Christ and celebrate his birth.”

The minister emphasized that peace and safety are two important prerequisites for financial building and prosperity, urging Christians and Nigerians to make the most efficient use of this festive length to wish for the whole eradication of any vestige of lack of confidence in our expensive country.

He, alternatively, reminded Nigerians that the approaching yr, 2023, is an election and political transition yr and Nigerians must get ready to make it an enormous good fortune via vote casting peacefully and warding off anything else able to marring the workout by any means.

Aregbesola additionally confident that the federal government has installed position efficient measures for the protection of lives and belongings and expects Nigerians to give a boost to the efforts of safety companies via offering helpful knowledge that can help them within the efficiency in their tasks.