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Osun declares public holiday to celebrate Islamic new year

The Osun government has declared Friday, July 29 a work-free day in commemoration of Hijrah 1444AH, the new Islamic year.

• July 28, 2022
Osun State governor, Adegboyega-Oyetola (Photo Credit: @GboyegaOyetola)
Osun State governor, Adegboyega-Oyetola (Photo Credit: @GboyegaOyetola)

The Osun government has declared Friday, July 29 a work-free day in commemoration of Hijrah 1444AH, the new Islamic year.

This is contained in a press statement by   the  Commissioner for Special Duties, Olalekan Badmus, who is also the Supervising Commissioner for the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The statement  urged the  Muslim faithful and the entire people of  the state  to use the holiday in prayers for continued peace and progress of the state.

It equally enjoined  all Muslims in the state not only to celebrate Hijrah, but to also engage in spiritual soul searching.

It urged them to do so in line with the essence of the occasion as exemplified by the virtues of the holy prophet of Allah, Muhammad, while on earth.

The statement also called for continued support and cooperation of the entire citizens of the state for the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola-led administration.

(NAN)

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