The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the Easter celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government.

The minister who urged Christians to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ also called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray for Nigeria and the entire world at this time of global emergency of COVID-19 pandemic.