The Federal Government today extended the Eid-il-Fitr holiday to Thursday 7th, July 2016.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau and signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Bassey Akpanyung in Abuja.
According to him, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has disclosed that the Ramadan fast will contoinue till Tuesday due to the “non-sighting of the moon” heralding the month of Shawwal in the Muslim calendar.
Following this, the federal government has now declared Wednesday and Thursday as public holiday.
He urged Nigerians to use this period of sober reflections to ensure harmony, unity and peaceful co-existence abd at the same time give their full support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained effort to pursue socio-economic and political growth of the nation.