Hijrah: Kano, Jigawa Government Declares Monday, August 9 Work-Free Day
- Nigerians will be joining the rest of the world to mark Hijrah 1443 AH, the first day in the Islamic New Year Calendar
- In celebration of the day, Jigawa and Kano state government has declared Monday, August 9, as a public holiday
- Governors Ganduje and Badaru urged residents to use the day to pray for the state as well as Nigeria at large
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Jigawa, Kano - In a bid to enable Muslim faithful commemorate the new Islamic calendar, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has declared Monday, August 9, a work-free day.
This was announced in a statement by the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba and shared on the official Facebook page of the governor.
The Kano state governor urged workers in the state to use the occasion to pray for the country to deliver it from the prevailing security challenges.
While congratulating the Muslims on the dawn of the new Islamic year, Ganduje enlisted the support and cooperation of the people for the government as it strives hard to do better.
Jigawa state declares public holiday to mark Islamic new year
Similarly, the Jigawa state government also declared Monday, August 9, as a public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year- Hijrah 1443 AH, Daily Trust reported
Alhaji Hussaini Kila, the state Head of the Civil Service, made this known in a statement on Saturday, August 7, in Dutse.
Governor Muhammad Badaru, congratulated Muslims around the world on the dawn of the new Islamic year and appealed to civil servants and residents to pray for the state.
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Muslims worldwide celebrated Eid-el Adha (Sallah) in July
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government declared Tuesday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 21, as public holidays to mark the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government on Thursday, July 15.
Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on the festival which was well-celebrated in Nigeria.