Just In: Nigerian Governor Declares Friday, May 14 Work-Free Day

Just In: Nigerian Governor Declares Friday, May 14 Work-Free Day

- Kano residents have been given the chance to have more time to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr at home

- This is as the state government declared Friday, May 14, another work-free day, in addition to the previous days declared by the FG

- Governor Ganduje urged the workers and other residents to take the advantage of the declaration to pray for continuous peace in the state during the Jumu'ah service on Friday

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In a bid to enable Muslim faithful to continue with the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has declared Friday, May 14 a work-free day.

This was announced by the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, in a statement released on Thursday, May 13, Daily Trust reported.

Just In: Nigerian State Governor Declares Friday, May 14 Work-Free Day
Governor Ganduje of Kano state has declared Friday, May 14 as a work-free day to enable Muslim faithful to continue with the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations. Photo credit: Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR
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Garba explained that the decision was in consideration of the fact that Wednesday, May 12, which was part of the two-day Eid holiday declared by the federal government fell within the 30 days of Ramadan period.

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The Kano state governor urged people in the state to use the occasion, particularly during Jumu'ah service to pray for peace to continue to reign in the state and the country in general, The Punch reported.

The federal government had declared Wednesday 12 and Thursday, May 13, as public holidays to mark the 2021 year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

Nigerians react

Sianu Moses said:

"Federal government should declare Friday as public holiday for all states then."

Mojirayo Adedoyin said:

"Friday already declared itself as a public holiday, because no worker would take a risk of going to work and returned to their various villages to continue the Ramadan celebration"

Stevon Michael said:

"Federal government is waiting for what"

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In another related report, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Nigerians to have full recourse to God for a solution to the insecurity in the country.

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Governor Okowa made the call in his message to Muslims in Delta state and across the country on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

In the message conveyed in a statement sent to Legit.ng by his spokesman, Olisa Ifeajika, the governor said that Muslims and Christians should intensify prayers to complement federal and states governments' efforts at ending insecurity in the country.

Source: Legit

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