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FG declares Friday, Monday Easter holidays

…As Lagos declares tomorrow work-free day over Buhari’s visit

ABUJA—THE Federal Government has declared  Friday, 30th March and Monday April 2, 2018  as Public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively.

President Buhari

This was contained in a statement by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Julie Nkiru Ejiofor.

According to the statement, “the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to employ the spiritual ethos of Easter, which include love, peace, and sacrifice, in contributing to the unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.

“Gen. Dambazau also urged Nigerians to remain supportive of the government   of President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.

He implored all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity of the country.”

Buhari’s visit

The Lagos State Government, yesterday declared tomorrow, March 29 as work-free day in the state as President Muhammadu Buhari visits the state.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan disclosed that this would enable Lagosians come out en-masse to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a historic two-day visit to Lagos State.

The statement urged residents to adhere to the security guidance earlier announced to make the visit as peaceful and orderly.

Announcing traffic diversions and alternative routes ahead of a two-day visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to the State between March 29 and 30, State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, at a press briefing at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said adequate preparations had been made to mitigate the impact of the road diversions on residents, while access would be given to any emergency situation.


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