The Federal Government has declared Monday,
Dec. 26, and Tuesday Dec. 27, 2016 as public
holidays to mark the Christmas and Boxing Day.
Similarly, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 has also been
declared as public holiday to mark the New Year.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior,
retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau in Abuja
He called on all Christian faithful and Nigerians in
general to remain committed and supportive of the
Government of President Muhammadu Buhari and
urged them to use the occasion to pray for peace,
unity and peaceful co-existence across the
The Minister wished all Nigerians at home and
abroad, a Merry Christmas and prosperous New