Tuesday, 5 July 2016

FG extends public holidays for Eid-el Fitr celebration till Thursday July 7th

Following a decision of the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, to extend the Ramadan fast to today Tuesday July 5th due to the non-sighting of the moon, the Federal Government has extended the public holidays for the Eid-el-fitr celebration to Thursday July 7th July, 2016.

The notice of the extension was contained in a statement released today July 5th by the office of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau which was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bassey Okon Akpanyung.

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