The Federal Government has declared Monday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 28, as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day.
It also declared Monday, January 3, 2022 as a public holiday for New Year Day celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore, said Aregbesola enjoined Christians to practice the doctrines of Christ, which include but not limited to faith, hope and love.
“We must emulate the life of Jesus Christ in His practice and teachings on humility, service, compassion, patience, peace and righteousness, that His birth signifies.