The federal government has announced a three-day national holiday to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
Days without work include Friday, January 25, Monday, December 28, 2020, as well as Friday, January 1, 2021.
Dr Shuaib ML Belgore, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of the Interior, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja on the occasion of the celebration of Christmas and New Year.
The statement added that Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, the interior minister, approved the dates on behalf of the federal government.
Aregbesola also called on Christians to adopt the faith of Jesus Christ in faith, hope and love.
The Minister, warning all Nigerians to remain focused, determined, patient and patriotic, expressed his belief that 2021 will be a better year for all Nigerians, as he called on Christians to use the Juletid period to pray for Nigeria.
He said, “We must emulate the life of humility, service, compassion, patience, peace, and righteousness that marked the birth and ministry of Jesus Christ, which will be the best way to know Christ and celebrate his birth.
“The minister, who reiterated the federal government’s commitment to fighting armed robbery, kidnappings and other crimes and crimes in the country, called on Nigerians to support the efforts of security agencies by providing them with information that will boost intelligence gathering.”
The statement added: “He wished all Nigerians and Christians especially a happy Christmas and New Year celebration.”