Federal Government Delares December 27th, 28th 2021 And January 3rd, 2022 Public Holidays


Federal Government has declared Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, December 2021 and Monday, 3rd January 2022 as public holidays to mark this year’s Christmas, Boxing Day and the New Year celebrations.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola disclosed this in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore on Wednesday, Decmber 22nd, 2021

Aregbesola who enjoined Christians to practice the doctrines of Christ, said; “We must emulate the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings on Humility, Service, Compassion, Patience, Peace and Righteousness, that His birth signifies. This will be the best way to portray Christ and celebrate his birth.”

“Peace and security are two critical conditions for economic development and prosperity. Christians and Nigerians should make the best use of this festive period to pray for the total eradication of insecurity bedevilling our dear nation.”

“I charge Nigerians not to be lulled into a false sense of security on COVID-19 pandemic but to note that it is increasingly assuming a very dangerous and harmful dimension with the emergence of a virulent variant, Omicron.”

“This calls for deliberate responsibility and discipline on the part of all.”

“I enjoin all to adhere strictly to and observe all the stipulated non-pharmaceutical protocols and guidelines such as wearing of facemasks, frequent washing of hands with soap and water, using of hand sanitizer and avoidance of large groups.”

“I also urge quick report to medical authorities of any respiratory illness observed in self and others before, during and after the Yuletide.”

“This Yuletide calls for spartan discipline in order to prevent the spread of the virus in our community and the nation as a whole. Moderately celebrate the festival without large groupings and observe all the protocols stipulated by medical authorities.”