Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Osun, Kano declare Thursday, Friday public holidays to mark Islamic New Year

By News Express on 20/09/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,176

•Governor Aregbesola
•Governor Aregbesola

Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has declared Thursday, September 21, 2017, public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 is the New Islamic Year 1439 AH.

The Islamic year started counting in 622 AD after the emigration of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in Saudi Arabia. Governor Aregbesola had adopted the day as official public holiday in the state on November 15, 2012.

Aregbesola wished Muslims in the state and across the world a happy New Year celebration and enjoined residents of the state to continue living harmoniously and peacefully with tolerance and understanding.

The governor said as Muslims enter a New Year, they must not only celebrate but also strive, as part of what Allah commands them, to internalise the lessons and essence of the Hijrah as exemplified by uncommon patience and endurance of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in the face of hardship.

The Governor expressed the hope that the new year would usher the state into another era of economic prosperity, stability and peace.

Aregbesola specifically charges Muslims and other people of the state to imbibe the lessons of the Hijrah by leaving sinful and malfeasance practices that have been constituting stumbling block to the progress of the state and Nigeria for a new life and conduct that will add value to the state and the country.

The governor advised the people to use the new Islamic Year for their spiritual development.

Aregbesola called on the Muslim faithful to intensify prayers for the nation against all manners of afflictions that we seem to be currently undergoing in term of economic hardship, and insecurity, praying for Allah’s intervention.

Similarly, the Kano State Government has declared Friday, Sept. 22, as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year.

This is contained in a statement signed by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, and issued to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.

The Islamic New Year, which is first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, coincides with activities marking the nation’s 57th anniversary celebration.

Garba quoted the acting governor, Prof Hafiz Abubakar as congratulating the people of the state and Muslims the world over, for witnessing the new year.

He said Abubakar had appealed to Kano citizens to utilise the public holiday to offer prayers for peace and prosperity of the country.

He said the acting governor had reassured the people of the state government’s determination to work hard towards improving their living standards.

He also called on Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country.

Source News Express

Posted 20/09/2017 7:27:35 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Obiano wins award for excellence in governance

I’ll deploy latest technology to fight crime in...

I am not in politics for fun, frivolity...

Nigerian footballer plunges to death in Italy

DFID, others fund 3.3m pounds urban risks study...

BREAKING: Donald Trump wins U.S. presidential election

Disasters pose serious challenge to Nigeria’s economy, says...

Workers protest poor remuneration at Abuja Electricity Company...

Fuel Theft: Senate asks NNPC to go beyond...

Peter Ekeh and the missing leg of the...

Saraki’s wife canvasses adequate funding of midwifery education...

Senate passes Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

 

Latest News 2018 Budget Cuts: South East, Niger Delta worst hit My imprisonment story: Judge jailed me because I refused to give him bribe — Uwazuruike 2019: PDP woos Obasanjo Tough contest for seven key offices as APC holds convention Army kills 7 Boko Haram terrorists, recovers weapons in Borno Ohanaeze demands immediate release of Senator Abaribe by DSS Buhari reinstates 3 suspended permanent secretaries 2 toddlers drown in Jigawa pond Negotiations for Chibok/Dapchi girls release stalled Buhari appoints 4 CBN Non-Executive Directors, others EFCC receives 654 petitions from Edo, Delta, Ondo Osinbajo launches tech hub, says Nigeria future in technology

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,821 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (352,516 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,747 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,474 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,324 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (209,198 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (182,125 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (164,299 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (154,078 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,909 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (144,097 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,834 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,265) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (506) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,050) Interview (155) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,431) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,316) Religion (772) Sports (1,559) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Argentina vs Croatia Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement