Eid-el-Fitr: FG extends public holiday till Thursday July 7
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Eid-el-Fitr: FG extends public holiday till Thursday July 7

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The Federal Government has extend the Eid-el-Fitr holiday by one day, meaning that the holiday will now end on Thursday July 7 and no more Wednesday July 6 as earlier announced.

This came as a result of the directive of President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, that fasting continue till Tuesday (today) as a result of non-sighting of the moon.

It was based on this that the Federal Government now declared Wednesday and Thursday July 6 and 7 2016 as Public Holidays.

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Making the declaration on behalf of the government, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, advised Nigerians to use the period for sober reflections to ensure harmony, unity and peaceful co-existence, asking them to continue giving full support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained effort to pursue socio-economic and political growth of the nation.

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