- Kebbi and Sokoto state governments have approved the immediate payment of August salaries due to celebration of Eid-Kabir festival
- Abubakar Shekara, the director general of media and public affairs to Governor Tambuwal, said approval of the salaries is to enable the workers to celebrate the festival with ease
- Shekara said the governor has also ordered the suspension of deductions on their salaries
Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Bagudu and his Sokoto state counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal have approved the immediate payment of August salaries to states and local government workers due to celebration of Eid-Kabir festival.
This is contained in a statement signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari.
Leadership reports that the head of civil service of Kebbi state, Abubakar Udu Idris, disclosed that the payment is to enable civil servants celebrate the Eid-Kabir festival with their families.
The head of service requested all the civil servants to rededicate themselves to their duties and work diligently for the progress of the state, adding that the governor urged them to pray for the peace and progress of the state, the nation and her leaders.
Abubakar Shekara, the director general of media and public affairs to Governor Tambuwal, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the state on Tuesday, August 14.
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Shekara said that the directive was to enable the workers to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir with ease.
He said the governor had also ordered the suspension of deductions on salaries of the state workers in respect of the recent salary advance given to them, till further notice. Eid-el-Kabir celebration is expected to take place next week.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Sultan of Sokoto and president general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, declared Sunday, August 12 as the first day of the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah.
This was contained in a statement released on Sunday, August 12, by the deputy secretary general of the NSCIA, Prof Salisu Shehu.
The statement said, after due consultation with scholars, the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) and the Fatwa Committee of the NSCIA, it was decided that the dates of Dhul-Qa’adah be adjusted to make Sunday, August 12, 2018, the 1st day of Dhul-Hijjah, 1439AH.
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