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Hijrah: Ganduje Declares Thursday Public Holiday

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has declared Thursday, August 20, 2020, as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year 1442.

A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammadu Garba, said Governor Ganduje urged Muslims in the state and across the country to use the occasion for sober reflection.

Ganduje advocated special supplication for continued peace, prosperity and general development of the state and the entire country.

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The governor sought offer of prayers for Allah’s intervention over the current economic hardship being experienced by the people, occasioned by the ravaging coronavirus disease as well as a new year full of happiness and prosperity.

He called on the citizenry to always fear God in all their dealings, imbibe tolerance and live peacefully with one another as always inculcated by Islam.

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