The Kano state government has declared Friday as public holiday in honour of deceased cleric and business baron, Isyaku Rabi’u.
The celebrated businessman and islamic scholar died on Tuesday in a London hospital after lengthy illness.
The state commissioner for information, mohammed Garba, announced the public holiday during a statement.
The statement read in part “The holiday is said to enable Muslims in the state attend the ceremonial prayer of the deceased.
“The funeral is beaked to take place on Friday at the sheikh Isyaku Rabi’u Juma’at mosque, Goron Dutse in Kano metropolis at 2:30 p.m. after Juma”at prayer.
“The remains of the deceased is expected to arrive Kano on Thursday.”
The late ecclesiastic was a serious man of affairs and a Tijjaniya leader before his death.