Kano State Government has declared August 1, 2022, as a public holiday to mark the beginning of the 1445 Islamic (Hijrah) New Year.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, in a statement signed by the commissioner for information Muhammad Garba, congratulated all Muslims in the state on the spiritual significance of the occasion that also calls for self-assessment.
The announcement comes as the first lunar month, which also marks the beginning of a new Islamic month (Muharram) and year, commences on July 30, 2022.
Ganduje called on the Muslim faithful 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.
He also assured residents of his administration’s readiness to assiduously continue to deliver on its promise to improve their living standards through the execution of people-oriented programmes and projects.
Ganduje urged those that are yet to obtain the voter card to do so.
He noted that obtaining the voter card is highly necessary, as it will enable them to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming general elections.