- 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 the Kano state chairman of the APC, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas Sanusi, charged the members of the party volunteers in the state to strive beyond the target of five million votes set by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections in the state.
He tasked them to ensure that voters of President Buhari would cast their votes in favour of Governor Ganduje and vice versa, insisting that APC as a party is one and a singular family.
Sanusi reminded them that regardless of the current opposition, Kano state is a city of President Buhari and Governor Ganduje, just as he reiterated the enormous contributions of the duo towards the upliftment of the lives of the people of the state.
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