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Why we extend Eid-el-Fitr holiday to Friday – Sokoto govt

The Sokoto State government has explained why Governor Ahmed Aliyu decided to extend the public holiday for the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to Friday.

According to the chief press secretary (CPS) to the governor of the state, Abubakar Bawa, Friday is declared a work-free day so that workers can ‘fully enjoy’ with members of their families.

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“Governor Ahmed Aliyu wishes the entire people of Sokoto State a hitch-free Sallah celebration,” the statement reads.

On Thursday, Dikko Radda, governor of Katsina, also declared Friday as work free day for the Eid-El-Fitr celebrations.

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Radda said his government took the step to enable workers in the state to fully enjoy the celebration with their families.

On April 7, the federal government declared a two-day holiday – Tuesday and Wednesday – for the festivities.

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However, the crescent moon was not sighted on Monday forcing the government to declare Thursday as another public holiday while the Eid-el-Fitr celebration took place on Wednesday.

On April 9, the federal government announced the extension of the Eid-el-Fitr public holidays to Thursday.


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