Nigerian government declares Christmas and New Year’s public holidays

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In the lead-up to the holiday season, the Nigerian government has declared several days off.

In a statement released on Friday, Minister of Interior Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo declared Monday, January 1, 2024, and Monday, December 25 and 26, 2023, as public holidays in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day, respectively.

Tunji-Ojo exhorted Christians to follow Jesus’ example and live a life characterized by humility, service, compassion, and patience.

Economic growth and prosperity, he emphasized, are inherently dependent on peace and stability.

Under President Bola Tinubu’s leadership, the federal government will maintain sufficient security measures, the minister reassured.

Consequently, he said that Nigerians should stay alert and report any suspicious behavior or individuals to the local police.

He emphasized once again that the Christmas season demands self-control to save the lives and possessions of all citizens and the country at large.

With the president’s Renewed Hope Agenda in place, Tunji-Ojo promised that 2024 would be an improved year for all citizens.

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