Hijrah: Kano, Jigawa, Osun Govts Declare Monday, August 9 Work-Free Day

…FG declares Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays

August 07, 2021

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 governments have 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.

To enable Muslim faithful commemorate the new Islamic calendar, Kano State Governor, Dr 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 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 has declares public holiday to mark the 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 that 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.

Osun State declares Monday a public holiday to celebrate Islamic New Year

The Governor of Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola, has declared Monday, August 9, a public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year- Hijrah 1443 AH.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Tajudeen Lawal, on Friday in Osogbo, Governor Oyetola, charged Muslims and people of other religions to see the holiday as an avenue, opportunity to pray for the growth and development of the state and Nigeria as a whole, PremiumTimes reports.

The federal government has already 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.

Source: www.legit.ng

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