Jigawa State government has reduced the official working hours in the state by two hours during the 2023 Ramadan period.
Gatekeepers News reports that the State Head of the Civil Service, Hussaini Kila disclosed this in a statement he signed which was issued by his Public Relations Officer, Ismail Dutse.
According to the statement, civil servants in the state are to report to the office at 9 am and close by 3 pm between Mondays and Thursdays instead of 5 pm.
Kila said, “Furthermore, workers would report to work on Fridays by 9 am and close by 1 pm as usual.”
According to him, the gesture was 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, therefore, expressed hope that civil servants in the state would use the Ramadan period to pray for God’s guidance and blessings for the state.
The statement read, “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.”