BREAKING: FG declares Thursday, April 11, 2024 as additional Eid-el-Fitr holiday

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, April 11, 2024, as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year's Eid-el-Fitr. 

This announcement was made in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Aishetu Ndayako, on the ministry's X account on Tuesday, April 9.

The statement revealed that the Federal Government has approved Thursday, April 11, 2024, as an additional public holiday to mark the end of Ramadan, following the successful completion of a month of spiritual rejuvenation. 

The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, congratulated the Muslim Ummah and reiterated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's commitment to providing a safe and prosperous Nigeria for all to thrive. 

It is worth noting that Saudi Arabia, on Monday, announced that the crescent of Shawwal had not been sighted, indicating that the fasting would continue on Tuesday. 

The Eid-el-Fitr was subsequently scheduled to hold on Wednesday, April 10, to mark the beginning of the new Islamic month.

The Federal Government had earlier declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as public holidays to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr. This additional holiday declared on Thursday, April 11, 2024, is expected to provide an opportunity for Nigerians to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their loved ones.
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