Islamic new year-Kano declares Monday work-free day
This is contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, in Kano.
It partly read; “Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, therefore, congratulates Muslims in the state on the spiritual significance of the occasion that also calls for self-assessment.
“He also called on them to use the holiday to seek Allah’s forgiveness, and pray for His intervention in salvaging the nation from the lingering security challenges,” he said.
He assured residents of his administration’s readiness to assiduously continue to deliver on its promise to improve their living conditions through the execution of people-oriented programmes and projects.
Ganduje also urged those who were yet to obtain their voter card, to do so, to enable them exercise their franchise in the forthcoming general elections.
Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, has directed Muslims to start looking out for the new moon of Muharram from Thursday,, which is equivalent to Dhul-Hijjah 29, 1443 AH.