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BREAKING: Nigerian government declares holidays for Christmas and New Year celebrations

The Nigerian government has declared holidays to mark the Christmas, and New Year celebrations.

The government declared Monday, and Tuesday, December, 25 and 26 2023, and Monday, January 1, 2024, as public holidays to mark Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations, respectively.

The Hon. Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Friday, December 22, 2023.

The Minister also felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion.

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Dr Tunji-Ojo enjoined Christians to emulate the life of Jesus Christ in his practice and teachings of humility, service, compassion, and patience.

He stressed that peace and security are critical prerequisites for economic development and prosperity.

The minister assured that the Federal Government under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will continue to put in place effective measures for the security of lives and property.

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He urged Nigerians to be security conscious, and report any suspicious persons or activities to the nearest security agencies.

Tunji-Ojo noted that the Yuletide season calls for discipline to protect the lives and property of everyone in their respective communities and the nation as a whole.

The Minister urged all citizens to remain focused that, the year 2024 will be a better year with the Renewed Hope agenda of the President.


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