The federal government has declared Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th, December, 2016 public holidays to mark the Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations.
The government also declared Monday 2nd January, 2017 public holiday for the celebration of the New Year 2017 festivity.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), declared the holidays on Wednesday in Abuja.
He urged Christians and Nigerians in general to remain committed and supportive of the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister said the solicited support was help sustain efforts toward building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.
According to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, on Wednesday, the minister also urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity and peaceful co-existence across the country.
The minister wished all Nigerians at home and abroad, a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year 2017.
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