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Hijrah: Osun Joins Oyo, Kwara, Others In Declaring Monday Public Holiday

Some Governors in Nigeria have officially declared Monday, July 8, a public holiday to celebrate the commencement of the new Islamic year, 1st Muharram 1446AH.

Muharram is the Muslim’s first lunar month in the Islamic calendar.

The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, on Friday, declared Monday, July 8, 2024, as a public holiday to commemorate the new Islamic year.

Adeleke, in a statement released through the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Rasheed Aderibigbe, and published on the Ministry of Information bulletin on Friday, stated that the holiday is to allow Muslims in the state to celebrate the new Islamic year.

The statement added that Governor Ademola Adeleke would preside over a special parade/March session as part of the activities to celebrate the new year.

While wishing Muslims a happy celebration, the governor charged them to use the period to pray for the unity and peaceful development of the state and Nigeria in general.

The statement reads, “The public holiday graciously approved by His Excellency, Senator Ademola Adeleke is to allow Muslim faithful to celebrate and pray for peace, progress and development of the state and Nigeria as a whole.

“Governor Adeleke wishes all Muslim faithful a happy celebration of the new Islamic year, Hijrah 1446 AH.”

Other states that have declared Monday as a public holiday are, Kebbi, Oyo, Kwara

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