President Buhari
President Buhari

Nigerian Federal Government has extended the  public holiday to Thursday, July 7 to enable Muslims celebrate the Eid el-Fitr, Earlier on Tuesday and Wednesday has been declared public holiday  but the Moon was not cited.

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Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja said this followed “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 today (Tuesday) as a result of the non-sighting of the moon”. He said the Federal Government has now declared Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July, 2016 as Public Holiday.

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