Sunday, September 1, 2019

Islamic year: Sokoto declares Monday public holiday

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has declared Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 as public holiday to mark the beginning of Islamic New Year, Hijrah 1441.

A statement issued by Malam Abubakar Shekara, a Permanent Secretary with the state government on Sunday, said the holiday is to allow Muslim faithful celebrate commencement of the new year.

Tambuwal enjoined the people of the state to use the opportunity to pray for peace and security of the state as well as Nigeria at large.

The Islamic calendar is counted after the Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) from Makkah to Madina.