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Easter: Long weekend for Mainlanders as FG declares Friday, Monday, public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019 as public holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration.

The development was made public in a statement by Mr Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior.

The Minister of Interior, Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined all Christians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love and peaceful co-existence.

He urged all Nigerians home and abroad to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity and progress of our great country, irrespective of diversity in religious beliefs.

Dambazau wished all Nigerians a happy and peaceful Easter celebration.

He further called on them to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to take the country to the next level.

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