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

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

This was 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, the public holiday was to enable Muslim Ummah celebrate the Islamic New Calendar Year in their various homes.