By Abdulkadir Mohammed
Kano state government has declared Monday, August 1, 2022 as public holiday to mark the beginning of 1445 Islamic New Year, (Hijrah.)
In a statement signed by the Kano State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, obtained by Nigerian Kicker, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, congratulates all Muslims in the state on the spiritual significance of the occasion that also calls for self-assessment.
He called on them to use the holiday to seek Allah’s forgiveness, and pray for His intervention to salvage the nation from the lingering security challenges and improvement in the general wellbeing and progress of the state and the country in general.
Governor Ganduje assured residents of his administration’s readiness to continue to deliver on its promise to improving their living standard through execution of people-oriented programmes and projects.
The Governor also urged those that are yet to obtain their voter’s card to do so in order to be able to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming general elections.
The first lunar month of the New Islamic Year, Muharram, commences on Saturday, July 30, 2022.