- Jigawa State government has extended the public holiday till Thursday to mark the 2023 Eid-el-Maulud celebration
- The Office of the Head of Civil Service (HoS) disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, September 27
- Recall that the federal government earlier announced today as public holiday to commemorate the Eid-el-Maulud.
As reported by Vanguard, the Public Relations Officer, Office of the Head of Civil Service (HoS), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 27.
PM News reports that the State’s Head of Service, Muhammad Dagaceri, said the move followed directive from Namadi.
The statement partly reads:
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“I write to inform you that the Government has declared 12th R/Awwal, 1445AH (28th September 2023) a work-free day to celebrate the Birthday (Maulud Nabiy) of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).”
Dagaceri enjoined workers and the entire Muslims in the state to be tolerant and prayerful for peace, tranquillity, and development.
He also urged residents to pray for Allah’s protection and guidance for leaders in steering the affairs of Jigawa state and Nigeria at large.
Eid-el-Maulud: FG declares public holiday
The occasion is usually observed annually to commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior, made the declaration in Abuja on Monday, September 25.
In a statement by Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the ministry's permanent secretary, he congratulated the Muslim faithful in Nigeria and the diaspora for the grace to witness this year's celebration.
Eid-el-Maulud: Tinubu congratulates Muslims
Tinubu congratulated Muslims and said the period should be used for deep introspection and fervent prayers.
This was contained in a statement issued by Tinubu’s special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday, September 26.