Govt has Declared Friday Public Holiday for Eid-el-Fitr Celebration
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has declared Friday, May 14 a work-free day to enable Muslim faithful to continue with the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
GoldenNewsNg reports that this was made known in a statement on Thursday by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
According to the Kano government, the decision to declare Friday work free 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.
Ganduje felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on this auspicious period that calls 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.
Recall that the Federal Government had declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May 2021 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, had made the declaration on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.
He congratulated the Muslim faithful on this occasion and called on all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration to pray for peace, stability, and economic transformation in the land.
Aregbesola who said development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere urged all Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).