By David Orji
To commemorate this year’s Easter celebration, the Federal Government has declared Friday, April 7, and Monday, April 10, 2023 as public holidays.
According to Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Begore, on Wednesday, urged Christians to emulate the virtues of sacrifice, togetherness, forgiveness, kindness, love, peace, and patience, as exemplified by Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth.
Aregbesola urged Christians and all Nigerians to use this year’s Easter celebration to pray for an end to the country’s security challenges.
Aregbesola said “Security is everybody’s business. I, therefore, urge Nigerians and foreigners resident in our country to display a high sense of citizenship and public spiritedness by supporting the efforts of all security agencies in bringing peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry”.
The minister assured the public that the federal government is doing everything possible to ensure a peaceful transition of power following the peaceful conduct of elections.
While wishing Christians at home and abroad a happy and peaceful Easter, he also encourages them to love their neighbors through acts of kindness and generosity of spirit, with the wealthy sharing their wealth with the less fortunate around them.
Aregbesola assures Nigerians once more that the country is persistently on the path to greatness and encourages all to positively deploy their creative energy in order to fully realize the coming prosperity.