The Federal Government has declared December 25 and 26, 2013 as public holidays to commemorate the Christmas and Boxing Day Celebrations.
Similarly, January 1, 2015 has been declared as public holiday to mark the New Year.
The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, made the declaration on Friday in Abuja.
He advised all Christians and Nigerians in general to extend love, joy, peace and kindness which are the spiritual benefits of Christmas to their daily living.
He also asked that they reflect on the giant strides made by the present government in the development of the country.