Eid-al-Fitr: APC governor extends holidays, explains reason

Eid-al-Fitr: APC governor extends holidays, explains reason

  • Muslims in Gombe state have been asked to continue with the Eid-al-Fitr celebration till Friday, April 12
  • This was announced in a press statement by the statement government in the evening of Wednesday, April 10
  • The governor, Inuwa Yahaya explained that the extention was aimed at making residents more comfortable during this period

Gombe - Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe has approved the extension of public holiday to Friday, April 12, as Muslims celebrate their Eid-al-Fitr holidays.

Governor Inuwa in a statement on Wednesday, April 9, explained that the extension was to enable the residents of the state celebrate ‘more comfortably.’

Governor Yahaya
The state government wants residents to be comfortable during the holidays
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The governor’s approval was conveyed by the office of the head of civil service of the state on Wednesday evening.

Leadership explains that the extension of the holiday is linked to the fact that the state usually marks the Sallah festival for three consecutive days via horse riding led by the emir of Gombe, Abubakar Shehu Abubakar.

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The statement read:

“I am directed to inform you that the Governor of Gombe State Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya (Dan Majen Gombe) has approved the extension of the public holiday to Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2024 to enable civil servants in the state continue with the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Fitir."

However, the statement government urged workers on essential services to remain active throughout the public holiday.

The government stated that all other workers should resume their normal duties on Monday, April 14.

Nigerian Govt Declares Additional Eid el Fitr Public Holiday

The Nigerian government on Tuesday morning, April 9, approved Thursday, April 11, 2024, as an additional public holiday to celebrate the 2024 Eid-el-Fitr.

This update was contained in a statement issued by the ministry of interior and signed by Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, permanent secretary (PS) of the government department.

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The statement read:

"The federal government has approved Thursday 11th April, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year's Eid-El-Fitr.
"The honourable minister of interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji Ojo, while congratulating the Muslim ummah for a successful completion of a month of spiritual rejuvenation, reiterates President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's (GCFR) firm commitment to providing a safe and prosperous Nigeria for all to thrive."

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