Sokoto State Government has declared Friday, April 12, 2024, as a work-free day.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Bawa, and made available to newsmen in the state on Thursday.

The statement said the public holiday was to enable civil servants to continue to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr with their families.

“This is to enable civil servants in the state to continue to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr with members of their families.

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

PUNCH Online reported that the Katsina State Government also declared Friday, April 12, 2024, a work-free day in the state so that workers can celebrate Eid-el-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan fasting.

This was made known in a statement signed by the state governor, Dikko Radda, and made available to journalists by the state Commissioner for Information and Culture, Bala Zango, on Tuesday.

The governor stated that the additional holiday was to allow workers in the state to fully partake in the Sallah celebrations with their loved ones.

This came on the heels of the Federal Government’s extension of the Eid-el-Fitr public holidays to Thursday, April 11.