Kebbi declares Oct. 4 public holiday

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According to reports, the Kebbi Government has declared Tuesday, October 4 as public holiday to mark the beginning of the new Islamic calendar 1438 A.H. (After Hijrah).


A statement issued by Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abubakar Dakingari in Birnin Kebbi urged Muslims to use the holiday to pray for Nigeria.

According to him, Sunday, October 2 falls on Muharram 1, 1438 A.H., being the first day of the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar.

In Islam, the use of lunar calendar started in 578 A.D. when Prophet Muhammad migrated from his home in Makkah to Medinah in Saudi Arabia.

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4 thoughts on “Kebbi declares Oct. 4 public holiday

  1. But why holiday after saudi Arabia that started Islam had cancelled the calender and joined the calender of the They cancelled it bcoz of the fall in price of.crude oil. Lazy set od.people

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