FG Declares Three-Day Public Holiday For Christmas, New Year


The Federal Government has declared Monday , Dec . 25 , Tuesday , Dec. 26 and Monday , Jan. 1 , 2018 as public holidays for the Christmas , Boxing Day and New Year celebrations .
The Minister of Interior , retired Lt . -Gen . Abdulralman Dambazau , made the declaration on behalf of government through a statement issued on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry , Mr Abubakar Magaji .
Dambazau enjoined Christian faithful and all Nigerians to use the period to pray for continued growth and development of the country .
He also called on Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to maintain the country ’ s peace and unity .
The minister urged all citizens , both at home and abroad , to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to improve the living standard of the people