The Kano State Government has declared Friday as public holiday in honour of deceased cleric and business tycoon, Isyaku Rabi’u.
The renowned industrialist and Islamic scholar died on Tuesday in a London hospital after protracted illness.
The state commissioner for information, Mohammed Garba, announced the public holiday in a statement.
The statement read in part “The holiday is declared to enable Muslims in the state attend the funeral prayer of the deceased.
“The funeral is billed 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 cleric was a major industrialist and a Tijjaniya leader before his death.