Eid-il-Fitr: FG reverses, declares Wednesday, Thursday as public holiday.

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 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”.
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.
“In making the declaration on behalf of the
Federal Government, the Honourable Minister
of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello
Dambazau, urged Nigerians to use this
period of sober reflections to ensure
harmony, unity and peaceful co-existence,
while giving full support to the administration
of President Muhammadu Buhari in his
sustained effort to pursue socio-economic
and political growth of the nation.
“The Honourable Minister wishes Nigerians a
peaceful celebration”, said Akpanyung.

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