FG declares Thursday as additional public holiday for Eid-el-Fitr

This wqs disclosed in a message by the permanent secretary in the ministry of interior, Aishetu Ndayako on Tuesday.

Recall that on April 7, the federal government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays for the eid fitri celebration.

However, as a result of not sighting the new crescent of Shawal, the Sultan of Sokoto and president general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, declared Wednesday as the eid fitri celebrations and first of Shawwal 1445AH.

In the new statement, Ndayako quoted Tunji Ojo, minister of interior, as congratulating the “Muslim Ummah for a successful completion of a month of spiritual rejuvenation”, while “reiterating President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s (GCFR) firm commitment to providing a safe and prosperous Nigeria for all to thrive”.