As Muslim faithful proceed in their Ramadan fasting, the Jigawa State Government has rescheduled the official working hours in the state.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Dutse, the state capital, the Spokesman, Office of the state Head of Service, Alhaji Isma’il Ibrahim, said the working time has been reduced by two hours.
Ibrahim noted that workers would now report to their offices by 9 a.m. and close by 3 p.m. between Monday and Thursday, instead of the usual 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
He added that on Fridays, workers would report to work by 9 a.m. and close by 1 p.m., instead of the usual 3 p.m.
According to Ibrahim, the move was aimed at providing more time for civil servants to prepare for breaking of fast and observe other spiritual activities.
“It is hoped that the civil servants in the state will use the Ramadan period to pray for God’s guidance, peace, economic prosperity and blessings for the state and Nigeria,’’ he said.