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Eid-il-Fitr: FG extends public holiday to Thursday


The Federal Government has declared Wednesday and Thursday public holidays to mark the eid-il-fitr.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja said this followed “the directive by the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, to the effect that the Ramadan fast continues today (Tuesday) as a result of the non-sighting of the moon”.

The Federal Government has therefore declared Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July, 2016 as Public Holiday.

The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Bassey Akpanyung. “In making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, the Honourable Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, urged “Nigerians to use this period of sober reflections to ensure harmony, unity and peaceful co-existence.”