Abuja — Federal Government has declared Tuesday, December 25, and Wednesday, December 26, as public holidays to commemorate the Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations.
This was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mrs Anasthesia Nwaobia, yesterday, in Abuja.
Similarly, the statement said Tuesday, January 1, 2013, had also been declared as public holiday to mark the New Year.
It stated that the Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, declared the holidays on behalf of the Federal Government.
Moro enjoined all Nigerians, irrespective of religious beliefs to imbibe and emulate the spirit of the season, which is love, joy, peace, justice and kindness.
He urged Nigerians to continue to promote the unity of the country in its progressive march towards nationhood.
Moro also wished all Nigerians a blissful and peaceful celebration.