Niger Extends Holiday Cheer: 7 Days of Festivities for Christmas & New Year

Niger Extends Holiday Cheer: 7 Days of Festivities for Christmas & New Year. Governor Mohammed Bago of Niger State has announced a seven-day public holiday for workers to commemorate the Christmas and New Year festivities.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Bologi Ibrahim, released a statement on Thursday in Minna confirming this decision.

According to Ibrahim, the holiday period will commence on Friday, December 22, 2023, and extend through to January 1, 2024. He stressed that this extended holiday period aims to enable workers to celebrate these significant occasions with their families and loved ones.
Additionally, Ibrahim revealed that the government plans to distribute food items to government officials. The intention is for these officials to share the food among the less privileged individuals in their respective localities and wards during the holiday season.

Quoting Governor Bago, Ibrahim highlighted the Governor’s call to officials, encouraging them not to confine themselves to Minna but to actively participate in sharing food with the underprivileged in their local communities and wards.

The decision to declare this extended holiday aims to provide ample time for residents to enjoy and celebrate the festive season while encouraging a spirit of giving and sharing among the community members.



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