BREAKING: FG Announces Additional Eid-El-Fitr Holiday

The Federal Government has announced Thursday, April 11, 2024, as an additional public holiday in honor of Eid-El-Fitr.

The announcement was made through a statement signed by Dr Aishetu Ndayako, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, and shared on the ministry’s official X account on Tuesday.

Ndayako said:

The Federal Government has approved Thursday, April 11, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid -El-Fitr.

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“The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, while congratulating the Muslim Ummah for a successful completion of a month of spiritual rejuvenation, reiterates President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s firm commitment to providing a safe and prosperous Nigeria for all to thrive.”

Saudi Arabia, had on Monday, confirmed that the crescent of Shawwal had not been sighted, indicating that fasting would continue on Tuesday.

Consequently, Eid-El-Fitr will be observed on Wednesday, April 10, marking the beginning of the new Islamic month.

Earlier on Sunday, the Federal Government had already declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as public holidays to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr.

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