The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26, December 2017, as well as Monday, January 1, 2018, as Public Holidays to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. General (Rtd) Abdulralman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined the Christian faithful and all Nigerians to use the period in praying earnestly for the betterment and development of Nigeria.
The announcement of the holidays was made in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Interior Ministry, Abubakar Magaji.
Dambazau further urged all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination in improving the quality of life of Nigerians.
He wished Nigerians a Happy Christmas and New Year celebrations.