FG Announces Thursday as Extra Holiday for Eid-el-Fitr Celebration


On Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Aishetu Ndayako, announced that Thursday, April 11, 2024, will be observed as an extra public holiday by the Federal Government to honor Eid-el-Fitr.”

The statement read, “The Federal Government has approved Thursday, April 11, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr. The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, while congratulating the Muslim Ummah for a successful completion of a month spiritual rejuvenation, reiterates President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s firm commitment to proving a safe and prosperous Nigeria for all to thrive.

On Monday, Saudi Arabia announced that the Shawwal crescent was not sighted, signalling the continuation of fasting on Tuesday. Eid-el-Fitr is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, to mark the start of the new Islamic month. The Federal Government had previously declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as public holidays for Eid-el-Fitr celebrationss.

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