From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Work and business premises re opened yesterday in Kaduna State after residents observed Monday and Tuesday Eid-el-Kabir public holidays declared by the Federal Government.
Investigation by our reporter revealed that commercial banks in Kaduna metropolis and environs that were closed for the holidays opened for business as customers were seen going into the banks for transactions.
A visit to the State Secretariat along Independence Way shows
civil servants , were also back at their duty post, as many were already behind their desks carrying out the day’s work.
The same scenario also played out at both the Federal Secretariat kawo and Kaduna North Local Government Secretariat, where workers were seen exchanging greetings with colleagues and others cleaning their offices.
Alhaji Bala Mohammed, a businessman who spoke to our reporter said even though he travelled to Ikara Local Government Area, where his family resided, he returned to the state capital this morning .
Bala said that the, extended public holidays gave him opportunity to travel and spend more time with hii family
“Apart from the festivities and celebration stuff, the break afforded me the opportunity to spend more time with my children.
“As you know, they are on holiday, and for the fact that I only travel twice a month to see my family because of my job, I was happy spending extended days with them,” he said.
A civil servant working at the state secretariat, Hajia Hauwa Musa, said the Eid-el-kabir was a celebration she always looked forward to every year because she had the opportunity to see her in-laws who came back home for the celebration.
“I just wish the holiday could last longer, but we all know we have to return to work to make our money and daily living,” She said.