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FG Declares December 26 and 27 to mark Christmas Celebration

FG Declares December 26 and 27 to mark Christmas Celebration

It’s that time of the year again, December 26 and 27 have been declared as public holidays to mark the celebration of Christmas, and Jan 2, 2023, also was declared a public holiday to mark the new year celebration.

The information was revealed, by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola in a statement by Dr. Shuaib Belgore, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary on Friday.

The minister advised that the life of Jesus Christ, while he was on Earth, should be emulated and followed, and every single good thing his birth signifies should be imbibed, as this will be the proper way to celebrate his birth.

He also urged all Christians to use this period to render prayers for the country’s insecurity which is troubling Nigeria. He also advised that this period should not be used to perpetrate evil

“We must imbibe 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,” he noted.

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

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“We strongly charge Nigerians not to be lured into insensitive crisis by criminally minded elements that want to create anarchy in the country. ”

The  Christmas celebration does not always come with the peace which it speaks of, as certain individuals are always out there looking for ways to cause chaos and trouble. It is a prerequisite that everyone is security conscious and reports every suspicious movement to the Police. Everyone should also take due care to avoid fire Outbreaks, as lives and properties should be guarded with utmost care.

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