Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has declared Friday, May 14 as work free day to enable Muslim faithful continue with the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba announced this in a statement on Thursday.
He said 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.
The governor, according to the statement, felicitaited with the Muslim Ummah on this auspicious period and called for sober reflection and sharing of goodwill among adherents.
He also urged people in the state to use the occasion, particularly during Jumu’at service to pray for peace to continue to reign in the state and the country in general.
Similarly, the Jigawa State Government has also declared tommorow Friday, May 14, as work-free day to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration in the state.
The announcement was made in a statement signed by Alhaji Isma’il Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer, Office of the State Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Hussaini Kila, on Thursday in Dutse.
Ibrahim quoted Kila as congratulating the Muslim Ummah on the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr on behalf of Gov. Muhammad Badaru.
He added that the head of the civil service urged the civil servants and the general public to use the period and pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the state.
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