The Jigawa State government has approved the reduction of official working hours in the state by two hours during the holy month of Ramadan.

This was contained in a press statement issued from the office of the state head of Civil Service which was signed by its public relations officer, Ismaila Ibrahim, and made available to LEADERSHIP.

According to the statement, civil servants in the state would now report to the office at 9 AM and close by 3 PM between Monday and Thursday instead of 5 PM.

Furthermore, workers would report to work on Fridays by 9.a.m. and close by 1 PM instead of the usual 3 PM.

The gesture is aimed at providing more opportunities to civil servants ‎to prepare for their Ramadan break and also to have more time to observe spiritual activities activities of the holy month.

“It is hope that civil servants in the state would use the Ramadan to pray for God’s guidance and blessings for the state.”

The statement also urged civil servants to use the fasting period to pray for the peace and economic prosperity of the state and Nigeria at large.