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El-Rufai Denies Cancellation of Easter Celebration


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has denied rumours going around that the government has cancelled Easter holidays in the state.

“Good Friday and Easter Monday are established public holidays, they are mandatory and are declared by the Federal Government. Pupils and students in Kaduna State will go on Easter Holiday and Good Friday and Easter Monday,” he said on Social Media.

“It is falsehood and baseless blackmail to suggest that schools must end the second term before Easter. The school term is not a religious issue. The tendency to place a religious hue on everything is irresponsible”, he said.

The Governor said: “Pupils in Kaduna State will have their Easter break on the prescribed public holidays and return to school to conclude the second term”.

Kaduna State will not curtail its school term to 10 weeks. Education cannot be abridged to appease prejudice.

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