New Islamic year: Nigeria’s deputy Senate President congratulates Muslims

As Muslims worldwide celebrate the new Islamic Year, 1446 AH, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Barau Jibrin, has congratulated fellow Muslims and other Nigerians.

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, had declared Sunday, July 7, 2024, as the first day of Muharram, marking the beginning of the Islamic year 1446, after Hijrah.

Senator Barau, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ismail Mudashir, urged Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of compassion, peace and support for one another.

“As we celebrate the new Islamic Year, 1446 AH, let us reflect on the importance and historical significance of the Hijra and the overall teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and follow his examples,“ he said.

He reiterated the commitment of the National Assembly to continue to come up with necessary legislation to address the challenges facing the country.

He urged the citizens to continue to support President Bola Tinubu, assuring them that the policies being formulated by the president would address the challenges facing the country.

“With our support at the parliament and the understanding of Nigerians, Insha Allah, the promised land is assured, where things will work for all,” he said.