Osun Declares Today, Wednesday October 14, A Public Holiday To Mark The Islamic New Year (Hijrah 1437)

osun-state-government2-300x292The state Government of Osun on Tuesday declared Wednesday October 14 a public holiday to mark the Islamic New Year (Hijrah 1437).

The Governor, through a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, said the declaration is in line with the usual practice of the state government to declare holiday for Muslims to observe the important Islamic calendar date.

The statement states: “The public holiday is to allow Muslim faithful to fully observe the celebration of the Islamic new year.

“The public holiday is in line with the policy thrust of the present administration which provides equal platforms for all religions to promote communal peace and progress.”