Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has accepted Friday as a public vacation for all classes of staff within the state in commemoration of the Islamic New Calendar Yr 1442.
This was contained in a press release signed by Jamilu Iliyasu, the Press Secretary to the governor and made obtainable to journalists in Gusau on Thursday.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Saad had introduced Friday as the primary day of Muharram, which is the primary month within the Islamic calendar, 1442 after Hijrah (AH).
In accordance with the governor’s spokesman, “all federal and state ministries, Departments, businesses and monetary establishments together with Banks are to watch the vacation.
“The governor enjoined Muslim trustworthy within the state to make use of the brand new Islamic 12 months to wish fervently to Almighty Allah for the sustenance of peace, tranquility and financial prosperity of the state and the nation at giant,” he mentioned.
Matawalle who congratulated the Muslim Ummah for witnessing one other new Islamic 12 months, assured them of his administration’s dedication to restoring peace in all components of the state.