– Public holiday has been declared on Tuesday, September 11, by Kano state government
– The holiday was declared by the state government to mark the new Islamic year
– Governor Abdullahi Ganduje congratulates Muslim faithful for witnessing the New Year
The Kano state government has declared Tuesday September 11 as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year 1440 After Hijra (AH). Tuesday would be the first day of Muharram.
NAN reports that this was contained in a statement signed by the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba on Monday, September 10, in Kano.
NAIJ.com gathers that the statement quoted Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as congratulating Muslim faithful for witnessing the New Year, which commences in the month of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar.
It also urged Muslims to reflect on their deeds and activities during the past year and also to use the occasion to offer prayers for peace and prosperity of the country.
The statement reassured the people of the state government’s determination to work hard towards improving their living standards.
It also called on Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful and harmonious country.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday, March 6, pledged to deploy the state’s population to stimulate the economy and ensure growth and development.
Ganduje made the pledge when he visited 150 young men and women sponsored by his administration for skills training at Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria (PAN) in Kaduna.
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