Bauchi Gov Declares Monday Public Holiday To Commemorate New Islamic Year

By Idris Khalid 

The Bauchi state governor, Bala A. Mohammed has declared Monday 8th July, 2024 public holiday to commemorate Al-Muharram, the first day of the Islamic calendar.

Governor Mohammed acknowledged the importance of Al-Muharram as a time of renewal and spiritual growth for Muslim brothers and sisters.

A statement from the government house said this holiday is in recognition of the significance of the Islamic calendar and the beginning of a new year.

Signed by Mukhtar M. Gidado Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Bauchi state Governor and made available to journalists on Sunday, said the gesture underscores the administration’s respect for the religious and cultural values of Muslim community, offering an opportunity for reflection, prayer, and celebration. 

“Governor Bala Mohammed extends his best wishes to all citizens observing this important day, encouraging everyone to engage in activities that promote peace, unity, and understanding within our diverse society.

“Government offices, schools and banks are hereby notified to observe this work-free day. Normal activities will resume the following day,” statement said. 

Governor Bala Mohammed prayed that the islamic new year will usher in more prosperity, good health, harmony, and peaceful coexistence.

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