Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Eid el-Fitr: FG declares Wednesday, Thursday public holiday

Following the non-sighting of the moon on Monday, The Federal Government has declared Wednesday and Thursday public holidays to mark them Eid-il-fitr.

This was made known by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja.

He said the declaration became necessary ‎following the directive by the President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III to the effect that the Ramadan fast would continue on Tuesday as a result of the non-sighting of the moon.

The Federal Government had earlier declared Tuesday, 5th and Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 as public holiday to mark the Eid-el Fitri celebrations.

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