The Jigawa State government has approved the reduction of working hours for workers in the state during the period of Ramadan.
A statement signed by the State Head of Civil Service, Hussaini Kila and issued to newsmen by his Public Relations Officer, Ismail 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.
“Furthermore, workers would report to work on Fridays by 9 am and close by 1 pm as usual,” he said.
He explained that the gesture 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 government expressed hope that civil servants in the state would use the Ramadan period 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”. the statement added.