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Federal Government Declares Monday & Tuesday Public Holidays

The has declared Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27, 2016 as well as Monday, January 2, 2017, as public holidays to mark the , Boxing Day and 2017 celebrations respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), made the declaration on behalf of the on Wednesday in Abuja.

He urged Christians and in general to remain committed and supportive of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari “in his sustained efforts towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.”

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The minister, in a statement by the acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, called on to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity and peaceful co-existence across the country.

“The minister wishes at home and abroad a merry and prosperous 2017,” the statement said

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