The Federal Government, on Tuesday, came out to declare some days as public holiday following the Yuletide and New-year celebrations.
The FG declared Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th December, 2016, and Monday 2nd January, 2017 as Public Holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year 2017 Celebrations respectively.
Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government.
The Retired General, called on all Christians and well-meaning Nigerians to remain committed, patriotic and supportive of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, and his efforts towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.
According to the statement released by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, the minister of interior enjoined Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity and peaceful co-existence across the country.
The minister wished all Nigerians both home and abroad, a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year come 2017.