Sokoto and Katsina States Declare Additional Public Holidays for Eid-el-Fitr Celebrations

Sokoto and Katsina States have both declared additional public holidays to allow civil servants to extend their celebration of Eid-el-Fitr with their families.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Bawa, Sokoto State announced the public holiday on Thursday. The decision aims to enable civil servants in the state to continue celebrating Eid-el-Fitr with their loved ones. Governor Ahmed Aliyu conveyed his best wishes for a peaceful and joyous Sallah celebration to the people of Sokoto State.

Similarly, Katsina State declared Friday, April 12, 2024, as a work-free day, according to a statement signed by the state governor, Dikko Radda. The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Bala Zango, confirmed the decision, emphasizing that the additional holiday aims to allow state workers to actively participate in the Sallah festivities with their families.

These announcements align with the Federal Government’s extension of the Eid-el-Fitr public holidays to Thursday, April 11. The collective aim is to facilitate a harmonious and enjoyable celebration for residents across both states.

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