​Eid-el-Fitr: FG Extends Public Holiday to Thursday July 7th

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the
eid-el-fitr by an extra day following the failure of

the moon to show up.

Reports reaching us from Vanguard news reveal

that eid-il-fitr break has been extended from the

6th of July, 2016 to the 7th of July.

This was announced by the Minister of Interior,

Abdulrahman Dambazau in a press statement on

Tuesday in Abuja.

He said; “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”

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


“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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