Ramadan: Jigawa Reduces Work Time by 2 Hours

Jigawa State Government says it has reduced official work time by two hours [for civil servants] during the one-month period of Ramadan fasting, reports Daily Trust.

Hussaini Kila, the State Head of the Civil Service, in a statement issued to newsmen in Dutse, explained that civil servants in the state would report to the office at 9 am and close by 3 pm between Mondays and Thursdays instead of 5 pm.

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He said workers are also expected to report to work on Fridays by 9 am and close by 1 pm as usual. “Furthermore, workers would report to work on Fridays by 9 am and close by 1 pm as usual,” he said.

Kila explained that the decision is aimed at providing more opportunities for civil servants to prepare for their Ramadan break and also to have more time to observe the spiritual activities of the Holy Month.

The state government urged the civil servants to use the month of Ramadan to pray for God’s guidance and blessings for the state. “It is also hoped that civil servants would use the fasting period to pray for the peace and economic prosperity of the state and Nigeria at large,” he said.


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