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Islamic New Year: Makinde to declare Hijra holiday in Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that ranging from 2022 yr, the federal government would declare Hijrah vacation according to the yearnings of the Muslim group.

Makinde made the declaration in the course of the celebration of 2021 Mawlud Nabiyy, held on the Remembrance Arcade of the Authorities Home, Agodi, Ibadan.

He burdened the necessity for the Muslim devoted and non-Muslims as properly to proceed to peacefully coexist.

An announcement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor mentioned the state will all the time rise above the antics of perpetrators of evil attempting to plunge the state into chaos.

Makinde burdened that solely peaceable and harmonious coexistence would lead the state and the nation to higher heights.

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He implored Muslim devoted in Oyo to emulate the peaceable lifestyle of the Prophet Muhammad by following his legacies, charging all residents of the state to dwell as one.

“Some are saying the governor doesn’t need us to be celebrating Mawlud Nabbiy. That’s not true. Final yr, I consider we missed it. And when S.A. Islamic Affairs got here to satisfy me that it will likely be good to carry the programme this yr, even regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, I gave him the go-ahead.

“We agreed on the date to decide on, which might be handy for our Imams, Alfas and others and that was why we selected at present. I even advised him that it’s higher we’re late on it than not holding the occasion in any respect. However now, we all know what is correct and the promise is, from this level ahead, we will likely be celebrating the occasion.”

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Makinde mentioned his Particular Adviser on Financial system and the Director-Common of Oyo State Funding and Public, Personal Partnership Company (OYSIPPA) briefed him on the necessity for the vacation however the matter couldn’t be concluded.

The governor added that for the reason that Aare Musulumi raised the matter once more and from his session, which confirmed it was the want of the individuals, he would declare the vacation from subsequent yr.

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