2020 Hijrah: Osun, Kano Declares August 20 As Public Holiday

2020 Hijrah: Osun, Kano Declares August 20 As Public Holiday

The Osun State Government has declared August 20 as a public holiday for hijrah – Muslims’ new year.

This was contained in a press statement by Osun Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, on Wednesday.

The statement read, “The State Government of Osun wishes to inform the public that Thursday, August 20, 2020, shall be a work-free day across the State.

“This is to commemorate the beginning of a new Islamic year – 1442 AH, and afford the Muslim Community in the State the opportunity of celebrating this year’s Hijrah.

“The State Government wishes to emphasize that the holiday is no approval for large gatherings or unauthorized meetings under any guise. Residents are enjoined to observe the safety guidelines against COVID-19 as outlined by the government and the NCDC.

“All workers in the State are expected to resume work on Friday, August 21, 2020.”

Also, Kano State Government has declared tomorrow Thursday, August 20, 2020 as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year 1442 AH.

This was contained in a signed statement by Kano State Commissioner of Information Malam Muhammad Garba

According to the statement, the State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje urged Muslims in the state to use the occasion for sober reflection and to offer prayers for continued peace, prosperity and general development of the state. 

While praying for Allah's intervention over the current economic hardship being experienced by the people and the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic as well as a new year full of happiness and prosperity, he called on the citizenry to always fear Allah in all their dealings, be tolerant and live peacefully with one another as always preached by Islam.

Ganduje gave assurance of his administration's commitment to the improvement of their wellbeing and general development of Kano state.

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