The Zamfara State governor, Hon Bello Muhammad Matawalle, has directed that Islamic Calendars be immediately used in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions throughout the state.
Governor Matawalle announced this on Sunday, during the launch of the Islamic New Year Calendar 1442 AH at the State Secretariat in Gusau, the state capital.
As gathered by frabook, the event was organised by the Joint Youths Islamic Organisation.
The governor, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, explained that the use of the Islamic calendar in all institutions of learning had become very imperative.
He urged all Muslim faithful in the country to ensure that their children memorised the Islamic months and dates and be able to tell the month and day of the year at all times.
Matawalle, in collaboration with the Chairman of the Zamfara state Social Investment programme, bought fifty copies of the calendar, each at the cost of ₦1 million.
However, the immediate past Secretary to the State Government, Prof Abdullahi Muhammad Shinkafi, who initially donated a bud to the association, also bought 20 copies of the calendar at the cost of ₦100,000