Islamic New Year: Oyo Govt Declares Monday Public Holiday

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Governor Seyi Makinde-led government of Oyo State has declared Monday, July 8, 2024, as a public holiday.

The public holiday was declared in honour of the Islamic New Year, Hijrah 1446AH.

Bellnews reports that the announcement was made through a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade.

The Oyo State government said it recognizes the importance of this occasion in the lives of the Muslim community residing in the state.

“Monday, July 8, 2024, has been declared a work-free day to mark the Hijrah, which signifies Prophet Muhammad’s migration from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD,” Oyelade said.

The commissioner highlighted that today serves as a sign of reverence and unity with the Muslim community.

He encouraged all locals to seize this moment to offer prayers for tranquillity, togetherness, and success in Oyo State and across Nigeria.

Oyelade encouraged all individuals to contemplate the principles of Hijrah and to unite in a manner of solidarity and brotherhood.

“The Hijrah is a time for reflection, prayer, and community spirit. Let us come together on this day to pray for peace, unity, and prosperity in our state and our nation,” he added.

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