The Governor of Gombe State Muhammadu Yahaya, has directed the extension of Eid-el-Kabir holidays to Friday.

According to a press statement signed and released on Thursday by Jibrin Yusuf, on behalf of Gombe’s acting Head of Civil Service, Ahmed Abdullahi, the gesture was to ensure workers enjoy the festivities alongside their counterparts Nationwide.

Yusuf’s statement partly read, “I am directed to inform you that His Excellency, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON, (Dan Majen Gombe) has approved the extension of the Public Holiday to Friday 30th June 2023 to enable Civil Servants in the State to continue with the Celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir along with their counterparts nationwide.”

While wishing them a happy return by Monday, he added that essential service would be maintained.

“The Acting Head of Civil Service wishes all workers and indeed the General public a peaceful celebration.

“Meanwhile, all essential services would be maintained throughout the Public Holiday and Workers will resume work on Monday 3rd July, 2023, please,” Yusuf added.

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