FG declares April 10 and 13 Easter holidays despite lockdown
The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has declared that this year’s Easter celebration would hold on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13.
The public holiday declaration by the Federal Government comes as a surprise given that the country is on lockdown due to the deadly Coronavirus outbreak.
The declaration was made by Rauf Aregbesola who is the Minister of Interior, he issued a statement on r=the official Twitter handle of the ministry which said, “The Federal Government has declared Friday April 10 and Monday April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter celebration.
“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.
“While wishing Christians a peaceful Easter Celebration, he assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration would continue to cushion the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Nigerians, especially with the palliative measures already put in place
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
FG DECLARES FRIDAY 10, MONDAY 13, APRIL 2020 AS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO MARK EASTER CELEBERATION#Thread!
— Ministry of Interior (@MinOfInteriorNG) April 6, 2020