Nigerian Governor Extends Eid-el-Fitr holiday to Friday for Civil Servants

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The Sokoto state government has extended the public holiday for the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to Friday.

In a statement on Thursday, Abubakar Bawa, chief press secretary (CPS) to the governor of Sokoto, said Friday has been declared as a work-free day.

Bawa said the extension of the holiday is to enable civil servants in the state to continue to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr with members of their families.
“Governor Ahmed Aliyu wishes the entire people of Sokoto State a hitch-free Sallah celebrations,” the statement reads.

On Thursday, Dikko Radda, governor of Katsina, also declared Friday as work free day for the Eid-El-Fitr celebrations.

Radda said his government took the step to enable workers in the state to fully enjoy the celebration with their families.

On April 7, the federal government declared a two-day holiday – Tuesday and Wednesday – for the festivities.

However, the crescent moon was not sighted on Monday forcing the government to declare Thursday as another public holiday while the Eid-el-Fitr celebration took place on Wednesday.

On April 9, the federal government announced the extension of the Eid-el-Fitr public holidays to Thursday.

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