The Federal Government has declared Monday 25, Tuesday 26 December 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018, as Public Holidays to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. General (Rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined the Christian faithful and all Nigerians to use the period in praying earnestly for the betterment and development of Nigeria.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, the minister also called upon Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to maintain peace and unity in Nigeria.
Dambazau further urged all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination in improving the quality of life of Nigerians.
He wished Nigerians a Happy Christmas and New Year celebrations.