In commemoration of the new year Hijrah 1445 AH by Muslims, Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has declared Wednesday, July 19, as a public holiday.
This was contained in a statement released to journalists on Tuesday in Osogbo, the State capital, by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Regional Integration and Special Duties, Mr Mudashiru Oyedeji.
In the statement signed by Oyedeji, he also said Governor Adeleke will preside over a special march past on Saturday at Osogbo Township Stadium to take a symbolic salute as part of series of activities lined up to mark the new Islamic year.
“In commemoration of Hijrah 1445 AH Islamic New Year for all Muslims, Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke declared tomorrow, Wednesday, as a public holiday throughout the state.
“While congratulating and wishing the entire Muslim ummah a happy celebration of the new Islamic calendar, the Governor will preside over a special match pass on Saturday at Osogbo township stadium by taking a symbolic salute as part of series of activities lined up to mark the new Islamic year”, it reads.