The Kano State Government has declared Tuesday, September 11 as a public holiday to mark the new Islamic year 1440 After Hijra (AH).
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by Malam Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner for Information.
The statement quoted the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje as congratulating Muslims faithful for witnessing the New Year, which commences in the month of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar.
Ganduje urged Muslims to reflect on their deeds and activities during the past year and also to use the occasion to offer prayers for peace and prosperity of the country.
The statement reassured the people of the state government’s determination to work hard towards improving their living standards.
Ganduje called on Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful and harmonious country. Tuesday would be the first day of Muharram.