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Oyo declares Monday public holiday to mark Islamic New Year

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Oyo declares Monday public holiday to mark Islamic New Year

The Oyo State Government has announced that Monday, July 8, 2024, will be a work-free day to commemorate the Islamic New Year, Hijrah 1446AH.

The decision was officially communicated in a statement released by the Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade, highlighting the government’s recognition of the importance of Hijrah in the lives of its Muslim residents.

“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.

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The commissioner emphasised that this day is a gesture of respect and solidarity with the Muslim community. He called on all residents to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, and prosperity in Oyo State and Nigeria.

Oyelade urged everyone to reflect on the teachings of Hijrah and to come together in the spirit 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.

Proofreading by Fa’izatu Aliyu Doma, Journalist at Neptune Prime.

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