The Federal Government has declared December 26 and 27, 2016 as public holidays to mark the Christmas celebration.
A report by Daily Trust reveals that the government also declared Monday, January 2, 2017 as public holidays to mark the New Year celebration.
Buhari declares a 3-day Yuletide holiday for Nigerians
The announcement came from the minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, on behalf of the government.
In a statement signed by the acting permanent secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido on Wednesday, December 21, the minister urged all Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to continue to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained efforts towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.
The minister also pleaded with Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the unity and peaceful co-existence of citizens across the country.