Kebbi Gov Declares Wednesday 19th July Public Holiday To Mark Islamic New Calendar Year

From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi

The Kebbi State Governor,  Dr. Nasir Idris, has declared Wednesday 19th July, 2023 as public Holiday to mark the commencement of the Islamic New calendar Year, (Muharram 1445 A.H).

This is contained in a statement signed by the Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Birnin kebbi.

According to the statement, this followed the declaration of Wednesday, 19th of July as 1st of Muharram, the first month of the New Islamic calendar Year.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Ahmed Idris who made the information available to newsmen, stated that the public holiday is to enable Muslim Ummah to celebrate the Islamic New Calendar Year in their various homes.

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