Eid-el-Fitr: FG approves Thursday, April 11 as additional public holiday

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

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Aishetu Ndayako, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.

Recalled that the federal government had on Sunday, April 7, declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays to mark the sallah celebration.

Dr. Ndayako said the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who gave the additional approval on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Muslims for successful completion of this month of spiritual rejuvenation

She said the minister reiterated President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to providing safe and prosperous Nigeria for all to thrive.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar; this does not always fall on the same Gregorian day, as the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities.

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