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.