The Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) yesterday congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the commencement of the Islamic New Year 1445AH on Wednesday.
In a congratulatory message, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, who is also the chairman of the forum, described the Islamic New Year as significant in the life of Muslims.
He called on them to use the occasion, especially in this sacred month of Al-Muharram and beyond, to offer special prayers for abundant rainfall for bumper harvest, and for peace, unity, growth, and prosperity of the state and Nigeria.
Yahaya noted that the Islamic New Year is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future as well as to renew commitment to the values of Islam and humanity.
He expressed optimism that the new year will usher in more blessings.