TVC N. Tuesday, October 4, has been declared as a public holiday by the Kano state government. The holiday, is to mark the beginning of the new Islamic calendar 1438 A.H. which coincided with the annual commemoration of Nigeria’s 56th independence anniversary.
On Friday, September 30, there was a prayer session at the state house in Kano to herald the new Islamic year, just as Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje showed love to some of his people by visiting hospitals in the state capital to sympathise with the ill, while also praying for their speedy recovery.
He therefore appealed to Muslim faithful to ease the socio-economic challenges facing the country during the period when they would be on break. The federal government had earlier declared Monday, October 3 as a public holiday to celebrate Nigeria’s independence day anniversary since the October 1 annual date for the celebration fell on a Saturday.