FG Extends Eid-el-Fitri Holiday

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau
Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau

The Federal Government has extended the Eid-el-Fitri holidays to Wednesday and Thursday.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau made this known through a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, saying the decision was as a result of the non-sighting of the moon which signifies the end of the Ramadan fast and the beginning of the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.

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The Federal Government had declared Tuesday, 5th and Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 as public holiday through a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Bassey Akpanyung, urging Nigerians to use the period to reflect and pray for harmony, unity and peaceful co-existence in the country.

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