FG extends Eid el Fitr holidays to Thursday | read why


FG extends Eid el Fitr holidays to Thursday | read why

The Federal Government has extended public holidays to commemorate this year’s Eid-el Fitr celebration.

The holidays will now run from Tuesday till Thursday, April 11, 2024.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Aishetu Ndayako, shared on the ministry’s X account on Tuesday.

The statement said, “The Federal Government has approved Thursday, April 11, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr.

“The 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 firm commitment to providing a safe and prosperous Nigeria for all to thrive.”

Saudi Arabia, on Monday, said the crescent of Shawwal (new moon) has not been sighted, indicating that the fasting will continue on Tuesday.
It also added that the Eid-el-Fitr would hold on Wednesday, April 10 to mark the beginning of the new Islamic month.