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Eid-el- Fitr: FG declares Wednesday, Thursday as public holidays

Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau, Minister of Interior
Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau, Minister of Interior
Following 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, Tuesday, as a result of the non-sighting of the moon, the Federal Government has declared Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July, 2016 as Public Holiday.
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.’
A statement by Bassey Okon Akpanyung, the Permanent Secretary at the ministry, said the Minister ‘wishes Nigerians a peaceful celebration.’

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