Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that ranging from 2022 12 months, the federal government would declare Hijrah vacation in keeping with the yearnings of the Muslim neighborhood.
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 pressured the necessity for the Muslim devoted and non-Muslims as effectively to proceed to peacefully coexist.
A press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor mentioned the state will at all times rise above the antics of perpetrators of evil attempting to plunge the state into chaos.
Makinde pressured that solely peaceable and harmonious coexistence would lead the state and the nation to higher heights.
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 12 months, I imagine we missed it. And when S.A. Islamic Affairs got here to fulfill me that it is going to be good to carry the programme this 12 months, 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 this time. 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 can be celebrating the occasion.”
Makinde mentioned his Particular Adviser on Financial system and the Director-Normal 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 because the Aare Musulumi raised the matter once more and from his session, which confirmed it was the want of the folks, he would declare the vacation from subsequent 12 months.