FG Declares December 25, 26 As Public Holidays

A file photo of the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola.

 

The Federal Government on Thursday declared December 25th and 26th as public holidays.

In a statement signed by the permanent secretary to the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, January 1 was also designated as a public holiday.

The public holidays are for the Christmas (December 25th), Boxing Day (December 26th) and New Year (January 1st) celebrations.

According to the statement, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, felicitates with “Christians and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on this year’s Christmas and New Year Celebrations.”

The Minister also “enjoined all Christians to live within the virtues and teachings of Jesus Christ, which hinge on compassion, patience, peace, humility, righteousness and love for one another, adding that doing so would guarantee an atmosphere of peace and security in the country.”

FG Declares Monday As Public Holiday

A cross-section of Muslims praying.

 

The Federal Government has declared Monday November 11, 2019 as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.

According to a statement signed on Thursday by Mohammed Manga, the Director, Press and Public Relations for the Minister, Aregbesola congratulated the Muslim Faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, which are; love, courage and perseverance, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.

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“Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over; and therefore called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.

“He assured that with the immense potentials the country is endowed with; coupled with its human and natural resources, if tapped and properly utilized; Nigeria will sooner than later join the league of developed nations,” the statement added.

Aregbesola added that with love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, “we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,”

The Minister restated Government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians, urging all citizens to pursue love for one another.

He wishes Nigerians a happy and peaceful Eidul-Mawlid Celebration.

Independence Day: Nigerian Govt Declares Tuesday As Public Holiday

A file photo of the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola.

 

 

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, October 1, as public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary Celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary at the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah.

He congratulated Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s anniversary and assured them of the government’s commitment to ending the current spate of insecurity in the country.

According to the former governor, peace and stability are necessary conditions for the development of any nation.

He, therefore, called on Nigerians to emulate the nation’s founding fathers in their love for the fatherland.

Aregbesola reminded Nigerians of the immense potentials the country is endowed with and assured that with commitment, the country can be moved to the next level of socio-economic development.

“As Nigerians, we should always remember that there is hope for our country and that we are blessed with both human and natural resources, tourism, cultural diversity, selfless spirit of unity and love for one another, as well as bonded brotherhood, all of which are potentials we must exploit in the years ahead to make Nigeria the nation of our dreams,” he was quoted as saying in the statement issued on Wednesday.

The minister urged all Nigerians to support the Muhammadu Buhari administration in its determination to build a secure, economically viable, and corruption-free nation.

He wished the citizens a happy Independence Anniversary celebration.

FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays For Eid-El-Kabir

FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays For Eid-El-Kabir
A file photo of a crowd of Muslims at a praying ground.

 

 

The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday – August 12 and 13 – as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-Al-Kabir celebrations.

The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, declared this in a statement on Tuesday on behalf of the government.

She made the declaration in a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, the Director of Press and Public Relations at the office.

Ehuriah congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and called on all Nigerians, at home and in the diaspora, to use the period to embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

She also urged Nigerians to shun any form of disruptive tendencies and join hands with the government to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria for the growth and development of the nation.

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The permanent secretary reaffirmed the determination of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.

She added that security agencies under the Ministry have been directed to ensure the provision of adequate security, before, during and after the Eid-Al-Kabir celebrations.

Ehuriah also stated the government’s desire for all citizens to live a life of sacrifice, charity, and love for one another.

She wished Nigerians a happy, peaceful and fulfilling celebrations.

No Public Holiday On Friday, Says Lagos Govt

 

The Lagos State Government has said that there is no public holiday on Friday ahead of the governorship election that would hold across the country.

In a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Kehinde Bamigbetan, the government described as untrue some media reports that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode announced a work-free day.

“The Lagos State Government on Wednesday clarified reports making the rounds that it had declared Friday, March 8 as Public Holiday for Civil Servants, saying the information was untrue.

“A report currently circulating on social media platforms had suggested that the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode had declared Friday as a public holiday to enable Lagosians to prepare for the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly elections,” he stated.

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According to the Commissioner, civil servants are expected to be at their various duty posts on Friday and disregard any information to the contrary.

Although Friday is a working day in the state, as usual, Bamigbetan explained that all public and private schools in the State are expected to proceed on the second Mid-Term Break on Thursday and Friday respectively.

The schools are however expected to resume academic activities on Monday, March 11 based on the revised school calendar for 2018/2019 Academic Year.

FG Declares Friday Work-Free, Banks And Essential Services Providers Excluded

FG Declares Friday Public Holiday, Banks, Essential Services Providers Excluded
A file photo of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.

 

The Federal Government has declared Friday, February 22 as a public holiday.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the announcement on Wednesday via his Twitter handle.

According to him, the government made the declaration in preparation for the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Mr Dambazau, however, said bankers and those offering essential services were excluded from the declaration.

His tweets read, “Federal Government declares Friday 22, February 2019 as work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded.

“The work-free day is to enable citizens return to their polling units for the reschedule Presidential and National Assembly elections.

“Security agencies have been directed to ensure safety of lives and property before, during and after the general election.”

FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr
File photo: Abdulrahman Dambazau

 

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, November 20, 2018, as a public holiday.

The public holiday is to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), who made the announcement on Friday also called on Muslim faithful “to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.”

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Dambazau in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Muhammad Umar also asked Nigerians to uphold these virtues with a view to overcoming the current challenges facing the country.

He added that the Federal Government remains committed to the unity of the country, pledging to put adequate structures on the ground towards ensuring that the forthcoming general elections were credible, free and fair.

FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Public Holidays For Eid-El-Kabir

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr
Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

 

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22, as public holidays for the celebration the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir.

Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau announced the decision on Thursday, a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mohammed Umar, said.

The minister wished Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration and urged them to embrace the virtues of love and sacrifice for the unity and development of the country.

He also called on Nigerians to support the Federal Government as it is determined to foster peace and unity in the country.

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr
File photo: Abdulrahman Dambazau

 

The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Fitr.

The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), announced this on Monday in a statement by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr M. Umar.

He congratulated the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan.

Mr Dambazau also urged all Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

He said the government wishes that the people are inspired by the virtues gained during the holy month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.

The minister further encouraged the citizenry to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.

He wished all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and rewarding Id-el Fitr celebration.

Democracy Day: FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday
File photo: Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 29, as a public holiday to enable Nigerians to celebrate the country’s Democracy Day.

The Ministry of Interior disclosed the decision in a statement by its Permanent Secretary, Dr Muhammed Umar, on Friday.

Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) congratulated Nigerians on the sustained democracy in the country and reassured them that the Federal Government is committed to entrenching democracy in the polity.

The statement also quoted the minister as urging all Nigerians to support the Federal Government in its commitment “to building an indivisible, peaceful and greater nation based on the tenets of democracy”.

May 29 will also mark President Muhammadu Buhari’s third year in office.

FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday
File photo: Abdulrahman Dambazau

 

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 1, 2018, as a public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Workers’ Day.

The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), announced this in a statement on Friday by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr M. Umar.

He congratulated Nigerian workers on their loyalty, strength of character, hard work, sacrifice and dedication to building a greater country.

General Dambazau appreciated the central role workers play in government activities and decisions, and for keeping faith with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in its resolve to build a better Nigeria.

He, however, solicited the continuous support of the workers in government’s effort to re-position the economy and uphold the shared legacy of all Nigerians.

The Minister wished all Nigerian workers a successful May Day celebration.

Nigerians React As Lagos Govt Declares Public Holiday For Buhari

 

Several reactions have trailed the Lagos State Government’s declaration of Thursday as a public holiday ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, had announced on Tuesday that declaring Thursday a work-free day was to enable residents to come out and welcome the President when he arrives.

Also in line with the visit which will take place between March 29 and 30, the government said movement will be restricted to certain areas but alternative routes will be provided.

The President is expected to commission the new Ikeja Bus Terminal, attend a colloquium in honour of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and also embark on a tour of the Eko Atlantic City, among others.

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Many Nigerians, however, appear to be displeased with the development and some have taken to social media to vent.

See some of the comments below.

 

Also, the Federal Government has declared Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, 2018, as Public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday.