Abuja - The Sokoto State Government has
declared Thursday a public holiday to mark the beginning of new Islamic year.
The development follows the announcement of the New
Islamic Year by the Sultanate Council.
Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman to Governor Aminu Waziri
Tambuwal, congratulated Nigerian Muslims for witnessing the New Year and
appealed to them to use the occasion of the public holiday to intensify prayers
for the nation.
“Following announcement by the Sultanate Council on the
New Islamic Year, Sokoto State Government has declared tomorrow, Thursday,
October 15, 2015 (Muharram, 1, 1437) AH, as a public holiday,” Imam said.
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He urged all citizens to care, love and protect one
another, adding that every member should promote Islamic virtues of unity,
peace and honesty.
Imam said the Sokoto state government would continue with
policies and programmes that would uplift the dignity and living standard of all
He equally commiserated with the families of the citizens
of the state who either got injured or lost their lives in the Hajj stampede
last month when hundreds died.
Imam reiterated government's commitment to assist
families of all victims, saying no victim would be left unattended to.
He prayed for a prosperous Islamic New Year for all
- CAJ News