The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1, 2024, as public holidays to mark the celebrations of Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively. This announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on behalf of the federal government through a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Aishetu Ndayako, on Wednesday.

Highlighting the significance of Easter beyond its religious aspects, the Minister stated that the occasion promotes values of love, forgiveness, and compassion, which are essential for fostering social cohesion and harmony. He urged Christians to embrace these virtues, as they have the potential to positively impact socio-economic development in Nigeria by promoting unity, reducing conflicts, and encouraging cooperation among Nigerians.

Furthermore, Tunji-Ojo encouraged Nigerians to engage in acts of charity and generosity, with the aim of alleviating the material conditions of the less privileged members of society. He emphasized the importance of these gestures in promoting a harmonious and inclusive society.