Jubilation as Government Declares Fresh Public Holiday

Jubilation as Government Declares Fresh Public Holiday

  • Kebbi state governor Nasir Idris has announced Monday, July 8, as a public holiday to celebrate the advent of the Muharram 1446AH
  • Muharram 1446AH is the first month of the Hijjrah calendar of Muslims across the world, and Sunday, July 7, will be the first day of the new Islamic year
  • Alhaji Auwal Manu-Dogondaji, the Kebbi state commissioner for the establishment, announced the holiday in a statement on Friday, July 5

Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi - Nasir Idris, the governor of Kebbi state, has announced Monday, July 8, as a public holiday in the state to mark the beginning of the Muharram 1446AH, the Islamic calendar.

This was disclosed in a statement by the state commissioner for the establishment, Alhaji Auwal Manu-Dogondaji, in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, on Friday, July 7.

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Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi state has declared Monday, July 8, as a public holiday to celebrate Muharram 1446AH, the beginning of the Islamic Calendar.
Kebbi governor declared public holiday for Muharram 1446AH Photo Credit: @NasiridrisKG
Source: Twitter

According to Vanguard, the 1st of Muharram is on a Sunday, and due to the importance of the Islamic New Year, the government decided to shift the public holiday to Monday.

The statement reads in part:

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“I extend the congratulations of the governor to the entire Muslim Ummah across the globe.”

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Manu-Dogondaji congratulates the Muslim community on the beginning of the new Islamic calendar, encouraging Muslims to continue offering fervent prayers for peace, security, and prosperity in Kebbi and the entire nation.

Governor Idris will be the second governor to declare Monday a public holiday in Nigeria to celebrate the advent of the Islamic New Year.

Earlier on Thursday, June 4, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state declared Monday as a public holiday to allow Muslims in the state to celebrate their new year at home.

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Tinubu asked to declare public holiday for Soyinka

In a related development, Legit.ng reported that the Alake of Egba Land Oba Adedotun Gbadebo had told President Bola Tinubu to honour Professor Wole Soyinka.

According to the monarch, the president should declare July 13 as Soyinka Day to celebrate the Nobel Prize winner's contribution to humanity.

Gbadebo said the federal government should honour Soyinka with the Grand Commander of Order of Niger.

Source: Legit.ng

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