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FG announces dates for Christmas, New Year holidays

Updated: Dec 18, 2022




The Federal Government on Friday declared December 26 and 27, 2022, as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day while Monday, January 2, 2023, has been declared a holiday to mark New Year’s Day celebration.


The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement in a statement by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.


The Minister urged Christians and Nigerians to make the best use of this festive period to pray for the total eradication of insecurity troubling the country.



Monday, Tuesday are public holidays for Eid-el-Kabir


“We must imbibe the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings on humility, service, compassion, patience, peace and righteousness, that His birth signifies. This will be the best way to portray Christ and celebrate his birth,” he noted.




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