Kebbi Declares Monday Public Holiday to Mark New Islamic Year

By Nurat Uthman

The governor of Kebbi State Nasir Idris, has declared Monday, July 8, as a public holiday to mark the beginning of the new Islamic calendar, lst muharram 1446AH.

The state Commissioner for Establishment, Auwal -Dogondaji, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, on Friday.

According to him, 1st of Muharram is July 7,therefore, due to the importance, the government attributes it to the Islamic new year and has decided to shift the public holiday from July 7, to July 8.

Manu-Dogondaji congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the advent of the new Islamic calendar, urging the Muslims to sustain fervent prayers for peace, security and prosperity of kebbi and the nation as a whole.

“I extend the congratulation of the governor to the entire Muslim Ummah across the globe,” the commissioner said.

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