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MAULUD: Gov Yusuf declares Wednesday Public holiday in Kano

MAULUD: Gov Yusuf declares Wednesday Public holiday in Kano

Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, “has declared Wednesday, October 4, 2023, as Public Holiday.”

State commissioner of information, Baba Halilu Dantiye (MON,  mni), made this known in a press release he signed on Tuesady, a copy of which Nigerian Sketch obtained early Wednesday morning.

Dantiye said the governor declared the “Public Holiday in commemoration of the birth of the noble prophet of Allah, Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.”

He said “the Governor urged the people of the state to use occassion to reflect on the teachings of our noble Prophet and imbibe them in their daily affairs.

“He also urged the people to pray pervently for peace and prosperity to reign in Kano at Nigeria at large.

“He prayed to Allah to see us through this tough period and bless us with bumper havest in  this rainy season and the coming  dry farming season.”

Baba Halilu Dantiye, Public holiday, Kano State, Maulud
Kano State commissioner of information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, MON, mni, FNGE

The federal government of Nigeria and other state governments, especially in the Muslim-dominated geo-political zones have declared public holidays to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (Maulud), even though there is a raging disagreement among Islamic scholars on the propriety of such a celebration in Islam.


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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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