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Kano declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Islamic new year


By Juliet Odey
The Kano State Government has declared Tuesday, September 11 as a public holiday to mark the new Islamic year 1440‎ After Hijra.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba on Monday in Kano.
The statement quoted Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as congratulating Muslims for witnessing the New Year, which commences in the month of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.
It also 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.
It also called on Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful and harmonious country.

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