The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared a 3-day public holidays for the celebration of Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), declared the holidays on Wednesday in Abuja.
Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th December, 2016 and Monday 2nd January, 2017 are specially declared for the celebration of festivities lined up in the coming weeks.
The minister urged Christians and Nigerians in general to remain committed and supportive of the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari for the sustenance of peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria.
He also urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity and peaceful co-existence across the country, while wishing all Nigerians at home and abroad a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2017.