Hijrah: Oyetola declares Monday, Aug. 9 as public holiday

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has declared Monday, Aug. 9, as public holiday to commemorate the Islamic new year — Hijrah 1443 AH.

The information is in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mr Tajudeen
Lawal on Friday in Osogbo.

The governor enjoined both Muslims and people of other religions to use the holiday to pray
for the growth and of the state and Nigeria as a whole.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hijrah is the first day in the Islamic New Year
Calendar. (NAN)

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