- Workers in Kano state will be at home on Thursday in line with a new directive by the state government
- To maker the new Islamic year 1442 AH, Governor Ganduje has declared the day as a public holiday
- The Kano state governor urged Muslims in the state to use the occasion for sober reflection and prayer for peace
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The Kano state government has declared Thursday, August 20, as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year 1442 AH.
A statement posted on the official website of the state government on Wednesday, August 19, indicates that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje urged Muslims in the state to use the occasion for sober reflection.
The Kano state governor also wants the Muslim faithful to offer prayers for continued peace, prosperity and general development of the state.
Also, Governor Ganduje prayed for Allah's intervention over the current economic hardship being experienced by the people and the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic as well as a new year full of happiness and prosperity.
He called on the citizenry to always fear Allah in all their dealings, be tolerant and live peacefully with one another as always preached by Islam.
Governor Ganduje gave assurance of his administration's commitment to the improvement of their wellbeing and general development of Kano state.
Meanwhile, Governor Ganduje has been urged to sign the death sentence of Aminu Sharif, a 22-year-old singer, sentenced to death by hanging over alleged blasphemy.
The plea was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday, August 18, by Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) through its secretary-general, Nafi’u Baba-Ahmed.
Legit.ng recalls that in what generated a ripple of controversies, polarised opinions and led to outrage, an upper Shari’a court in Kano sentenced Sharif to death by hanging over allegations that he insulted Prophet Muhammad.
In another related report, an Upper Sharia Court in Kano state has sentenced a 13-year-old boy, Umar Farouq to 10 years in prison labour for blasphemy.
The boy was convicted on August 10, 2020, by Aliyu Kanu, the same judge who sentenced a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu to death for blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed.
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