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Business Practices in Nigeria

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
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Opening Hours and Days
In general, businesses are open from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Government offices are open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (in some states). Banks are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Working hours in the private sector are usually from 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Public Holidays

1 January New Year's Day
1 May May Day
29 May Democracy Day
1 October National Holiday
25 and 26 December Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday
The day after Easter Sunday Easter Monday
Varies Prophet's Birthday (Eid-ul-Mouloud)
Varies End of Ramadan (Eid-ul-Fitr)
Varies Feast of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha)
Holiday Compensation
In reality public holidays are compensated, but not authorised by the law (Public Holidays Act).

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Ramadan one month

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