Gov. Kashim Shettima Declares Public Holiday To Mark Islamic New Year

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October 27, 2014.


By: Ibrahim Olalekan

Governor of Bornu State, Kashim Shetimma declared Monday, October 27 as public holiday in the state to mark the Hijri New Year.

The Hijri New Year marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year.

One of the residents, Ruth Umaru, who spoke with our correspondence, disclosed that this will be the first time the state is observing such.

Her words: “I don’t know anything about the holiday; we have never observed it before. Only God knows if they are making attempt to Islamize Bornu State.”