FG Declares Monday 27, Tuesday 28 Dec And Jan 3 Public Holidays

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The federal government has declared Monday, December 27, Tuesday, December 28, and Monday, January 3, 2022, as public holidays to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day celebrations respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government Wednesday, felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Mr Aregbesola enjoined Christians to practice the doctrines of Jesus Christ, which include but are not limited to these – faith, hope and love.

Mr Aregbesola said that peace and security are two critical conditions for economic development and prosperity, and urged Christians and Nigerians to make the best use of the festive period to pray for the eradication of insecurity bedevilling our dear nation.

Mr Aregbesola advised Nigerians not to be lulled into a false sense of security on COVID-19 pandemic but to note that it is increasingly assuming a very dangerous and harmful dimension with the emergence of a virulent variant, Omicron.

He urged all to adhere strictly to and observe all the stipulated non-pharmaceutical protocols and guidelines such as wearing of face masks, frequent washing of hands with soap and water, using of hand sanitizer and avoidance of large groups.

Also, he urged quick reporting to medical authorities of any respiratory illness observed in self and others before, during and after the Yuletide.

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