December 10, 2016

Maulud: Jigawa Govt. declares Tuesday public holiday

Maulud: Jigawa Govt. declares Tuesday public holiday

A man carries a ram bought to celebrate Eid al-Adha at the market in Kara, in the state of Ogun, on September 23, 2015. Nigeria imposed tight movement restrictions in the restive northeast after Boko Haram bombings that killed more than 100 raised fears of fresh attacks over the Eid al-Adha festival. The military said the use of all vehicles would be banned throughout Borno state during the Muslim festival, which is known as Sallah in Nigeria and marked with two days’ public holiday from Thursday. AFP PHOTO

Dutse – The Jigawa Government has declared Tuesday, Dec. 13, as public holiday to mark the 2016 Maulud celebration.

This is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Isma’il Ibrahim, the Public Relations Officer, Office of the State Head of Civil Service (HoS), in Dutse on Saturday.

It stated that the state government congratulated the people of the state and other Muslims in Nigeria and around the world on the occasion.

The statement also called on workers and citizens of the state to use the occasion to pray for continued peace and prosperity in the state and Nigeria.

“During this day, it is expected that all public servants and the entire people of the state will pray to Almighty Allah for continued peace, progress and prosperity,’’ it disclosed.

It also urged the people to pray for the economic prosperity, progress of the state and Nigeria, and be law abiding.

The Federal Government has declared Monday Dec. 12 public holiday to mark the Maulud celebration.