Ramadan: FG extends public holiday to Thursday July 7th
The Federal Government has extended the public holidays by one day. Wednesday and Thursday have been declared public holidays to mark the eid-il-fitr. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja said
“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”.
He said the Federal Government has now declared Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July, 2016 as Public Holiday.
The Federal Government had earlier declared Tuesday, 5th and Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 as public holiday to mark the Eid-el Fitri celebrations. The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Bassey Akpanyung.