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

Eid el-Fitr

Following 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 as a result of the non-sighting of the moon, the Federal Government has declared Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July, 2016 as Public Holiday.

In making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, the Honorable 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.

Bassey Okon Akpanyung, Permanent Secretary, in a statement conveying confirmation of the dates quoted the Minister as wishing Nigerians a peaceful celebration.



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