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Osun Governor declares Monday as a public holiday to celebrate Islamic New Year Nigeria news

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• Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola declared Monday a public holiday in commemoration of the Islamic New Year

• This information was signed and presented by Home Affairs Commissioner Tajudeen Lawal on Friday August 6 in Osogbo, the state capital.

• The governor urged faithful Muslims and people of other faiths to uphold the standards and pray for the growth and development of the state and the country during the holidays.

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Osogbo, Osun – The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, declared Monday August 9 a holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year – Hijrah 1443 AH.

In a statement signed by Home Affairs Commissioner Tajudeen Lawal on Friday in Osogbo, Governor Oyetola instructed Muslims and people of other faiths to view the holiday as an opportunity to pray for the growth and development of the country. ‘State and Nigeria. overall, PremiumTimes reports.

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Osun State declares Monday as a holiday for the Islamic New Year.
Governor Oyetola urged faithful Muslims and people of other faiths to pray for the state and for Nigeria. Photo credit: Gboyega Oyetola
Source: Twitter

According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Hijrah is the first day of the Islamic New Year calendar.

The Islamic New Year is also called the Hijri New Year or the Arab New Year; it is a day that marks the start of a new lunar Hijri year, the day on which the year is incremented.

Muslim worshipers around the world observe the first day of the Islamic year on the first day of the month of Muharram.

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Legit.ng previously reported how the federal government declared Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21 as public holidays to mark the celebration of Eid al-Kabir 2021.

Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the statement on behalf of the federal government on Thursday (July 15th).

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Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim and Nigerian devotees at home and in the Diaspora for the festival which was well celebrated in Nigeria.

Source: Legit


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