Activities are expected to resume fully today across the nation, as the two working days (Friday and Monday) public holidays declared by the federal government to enable Christians to join their counterparts across the world to celebrate Easter ended yesterday.
While the holidays afforded some Nigerians of different faiths the opportunity to spend time with friends and family members, others used the opportunity to travel out of their various residential bases to visit other friends and family members.
A visit by Nigerian Pilot late Monday evening at major motor parks in Abuja showed that the parks were bubbling with passengers and drivers arriving from different parts of Nigeria into Abuja, apparently in readiness for the resumption of work today.
Mr. Kehinde Olusola, upon returning from Osogbo told our correspondent that he had enjoyed the Easter break, as the trip provided him the opportunity to travel to his home state to see his relations.
“I left Abuja last Friday morning to my home town in Osun state for the Easter break, and I didn’t regret it. I met with my people, I ate my long missed local foods and I had enough rest. As you can see am refreshed, more revitalized and reenergized to face my daily task squarely. I wish I could stay longer than this but my time was up and I had to return to Abuja to resume work,” he said.
Also, Miss Angela Okoye who interacted with Nigerian Pilot at a luxurious bus station in Utako, Abuja, expressed her excitement, saying that she used the opportunity to visit her fiancé in Awka to finalise their marriage plans.
She added that she also used the great opportunity provided by the Easter break to attend to her cousin wedding in Awka.
“I had fun; I rested enough and am back with full strength and energy. I also met with my friends and family members that I had missed,” she said.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Pilot gathered that services especially in government owned offices will be skeletal this week, as some of the civil servants, especially top officials who had travelled for the Easter break might not return until next week, after they might have participated in the forthcoming governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections in their various states.
A civil servant (name withheld) with the Federal Ministry of Environment noted that the failure of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to win the just concluded presidential election had contributed to the low key activities in the ministries and parastatals, saying that the ministers, knowing that their days were numbered, were reluctant to engage in or attend to official duties.
“Some of the ministers in connivance with their permanent secretaries and top directors are seriously strategising to siphon the treasuries before the arrival of the new administration in May 29,” he alleged.

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