Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
The Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that, as per custom, the Nigerian Government had declared 3, year-end, non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2015 and the beginning of the calendar year 2016.
As per the aforementioned announcement, Friday and Saturday, December 25 and 26, 2015, have been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "to mark Christmas and Boxing Day Celebrations" while Friday, January 1, 2016, was declared a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria "to mark the New Year".
Such announcements of year-end non-working public holidays in Nigeria are relatively common (19-Dec-2014, 20-Dec-2013, 17-Dec-2012, 21-Dec-2011, 17-Dec-2010, and 22-Dec-2009), but what is interesting in the aforementioned announcement of the year-end, non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2015 and the beginning of the calendar year 2016, is that no day in lieu non-working public holiday was announced for the Nigerian annual December 26 public holiday falling on a Saturday in 2015, as was done on some previous occasions (22-Dec-2009).
Today's announcement is also silent on the possible declaration of a second non-working public holiday in Nigeria to mark the second occurrence of the Prophet's Birthday Nigerian public holiday in 2015 (30-Dec-2014), which had been expected on December 23 or 24, 2015.
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