Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has declared Monday, August, 9, 2021 as work-free day to mark the beginning of the Islamic New Year, 1443 After Hijrah (AH).
This was contained in a statement signed by the State Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila.
The statement Congratulated Muslims faithful in the State and around the world for witnessing the new Year, which commences in the Month of Muharram, the first Month in the lunar Islamic calendar.
The statement also explained that the period of the Islamic New Year should remind all people of the countless favours bestowed on them by the Almighty God. As such, the people are enjoined to intensify prayers against the outbreak of Cholera in some parts of the State that had claimed some lives as well as for the Country to overcome security challenges.
It urged the people of the State to reflect and live their lives based on the teachings of Islam and Practice of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
During the occasion, it is expected that all public servants and the entire people of the State will pray to Almighty Allah for continued protection and guidance of our leaders, peace, the economic prosperity of the State and Nigeria at large and be law-abiding citizens.