FG declares public holidays! The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, December 25, Monday, December 28, and Friday, January 1, 2021, as FG declares public holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Celebrations respectively.
In a statement released yesterday, December 23, 2020, The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made this announcement. He felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians both home and abroad on this year’s Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
This statement which was signed on behalf of the Minister by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore reads in part
“We must emulate the life of humility, service, compassion, patience, peace and righteousness that the birth and Ministry of Jesus Christ signified, that will be the best way to know Christ and celebrate his birth.”
The Minister noted that peace and security are critical factors needed to enable the Government to accomplish its mission of revitalizing the economy, improving Foreign Direct Investment as well as generating employment opportunities for over 100 million Nigerian youths in the next 10 years.
He appealed to Nigerians and Christians in particular, to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 protocols and guidelines, as stipulated by relevant authorities, during and after the yuletide, especially with the second wave of the outbreak of the disease.
He wished all Nigerians and Christians in particular, a happy Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
Recall in other news,
The Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola has advised Nigerian youths not to depend on government only for jobs.
Advising youths to engage in productive activities that can make them self-sufficient and gainfully-employed at the grand finale of his stakeholders’ engagement for youths and women of Osun Central Senatorial District in Osogbo, Osun state’s capital, the Minister averred that being over-dependent on public and private institutions for jobs would not address unemployment in the country.
In a statement released by the Ministry’s Director of Press Mohammed Manga, Aregbesola was…(CONTINUE READING HERE)