The Jigawa Government has declared Friday July 7, as a public holiday to enable civil servants offer special prayer for President Muhammadu Buhari’s quick recovery.
Isma’il Ibrahim, the PRO, Office of Jigawa State Head of Civil Service (HoS), announced this in a statement in Dutse on Thursday.
Ibrahim said that the State Executive Council took the decision at its sitting on July 5.
He explained that the government declared Friday as a work-free day in order to enable public servants to join other citizens to offer special prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari’s wellbeing.
“During this day, it is expected that all public servants and the entire people of the state will pray to Almighty Allah to grant our president quick recovery. It is also expected that they will also pray to Almighty Allah to grant Jannatul Firdausi to late Danmasanin Kano, Yusuf Maitama Sule,” he added.
The state of health and absence of the President Buhari has become a subject of many discussions but the Presidency has said that the situation does not amount to a Constitutional Crisis.