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Eid-el- Fitri: FG Extends Holiday Till Thursday

eidsallahThe Federal government has extended the Eid-el-fitri celebration holiday to Thursday, July 7, 2016 following the non-sighting of the moon on Monday night.

The declaration was made on behalf of the federal government by minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement on Tuesday, which was signed by Bassey Okon Akpanyung, permanent secretary of the ministry.

“This declaration followed the directive by the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, to the effect that the Ramadan fast continues on Tuesday as a result of the non-sighting of the moon.

The statement 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.

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