- The governor of Sokoto state has declared Monday, September 2, as public holiday
- The governor said the holiday will enable residents of the state to celebrate the New Islamic Year
- According to the state government, residents will also use the opportunity to pray for peace and the security of the state as well as Nigeria at large
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has declared Monday, September 2, 2019 as public holiday to mark mark the beginning of Islamic New Year 1441.
A statement issued by Malam Abubakar Shekara, a permanent secretary with the state government on Sunday, September 1, said “the holiday is to allow Muslim faithfuls to celebrate the commencement of the new year.”
Tambuwal enjoined the people of the state to use the opportunity to pray for peace and the security of the state as well as Nigeria at large.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, had declared Sunday, September. 1, 2019 as first day of Muharamm, the first Islamic lunar month 1441.
The Islamic calendar is counted after the Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) from Makkah to Madina.
Kano State Government had on Friday declared Monday, September 2, as work-free, to mark the new Islamic year 1441 After Hijra (AH).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that to celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir, the federal government had declared August 12 and 13 as public holiday.
The federal government while making the declaration said the holidays will enable Nigerians use the period of this year’s celebration to embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
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