Kano – The Kano State Government has declared Wednesday, Oct. 14 as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year.
Notice of the holiday is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Baba Dantiye, the Director-General, Media and Communications to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, made available to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday.
Dantiye quoted Gov. Ganduje as congratulating the people of the state and Muslims the world over, for witnessing the new year.
He said Gov. Ganduje had appealed to Kano citizens to utilise the holiday to offer prayers for peace and prosperity of the country.
He said the governor had reassured the people of the state government’s determination to work hard toward improving their living standards and pledged to continue to give priority attention to both formal and non formal education in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Wednesday, Oct. 14, is the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calender and marks the new Islamic year 1437 after hijra.