Friday 24 October 2014

Osun governor, Rauf Aregbesola declares Monday October 27th as Public Holiday to mark Islamic New Year

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has declared Monday, October 27th, as a public holiday to mark Islamic New Year (Hijrah 1436).

Adelowo Adewumi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Regional Integration and Special Duties, disclosed this in a statement issued in Osogbo on Tuesday.

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.’’

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