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Nigerian New Year 2016 Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015)

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)

The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior of Nigeria, Bassey Akpanyung, announced that it had declared Friday, January 1, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria to mark the "New Year Celebration".

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 they are usually made all at once, while for the end of 2015, there have been, counting today's aforementioned announcement that Friday, January 1, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria to mark the "New Year Celebration", 3 separate announcements of year-end non-working public holidays in Nigeria.

A couple of weeks ago (17-Dec-2015), the Ministry of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria had announced that 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, namely Friday and Saturday, December 25 and 26, 2015, had 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".

A week later (22-Dec-2015), the Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, announced that the Nigerian Government had declared 2 more year-end 2015 non-working public holidays in Nigeria for the end of the year 2015; 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), on December 24, 2015, as well as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria on Monday, December 28, 2015, to compensate the annual December 26 public holiday falling on a Saturday in 2015, as was done on some previous occasions (22-Dec-2009).

Related links:

Nigeria bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (December 2015)
Nigeria 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Nigeria 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Nigeria 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Nigeria 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Nigeria 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
 2018-12-19: Nigerian 2018-2019 Year-End Public Holidays
 2017-12-20: Nigerian 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays
 2015-12-22: Nigeria Extends 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays
 2015-12-17: Nigerian 2015-2016 Year-End Public Holidays
 2014-12-30: Nigerian 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
 2014-12-19: Nigerian 2014-2015 Year-End Public Holidays
 2013-12-20: Nigerian 2013-2014 Year-End Public Holidays
 2012-12-17: Nigerian 2012-2013 Year-End Public Holidays
 2011-12-21: Nigeria 2011-2012 Year-End Public Holidays Declared
 2010-12-17: Nigeria 2010-2011 Year-End Public Holidays Declared
 2009-12-22: Nigeria Declares Year-End Public Holidays


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