Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Channels TV]

South West

Islamic New Year: Osun declares Tuesday public holiday

By Alfred Olufemi

September 10, 2018

”The government wishes Muslims in the state and across the world a happy New Year celebration and enjoins residents of the state to continue living harmoniously and peacefully with religious tolerance and understanding.

”As we enter the Islamic New Year, we must not only celebrate but also strive, as part of what Allah commands us, to internalise the lessons and essence of the Hijrah as exemplified by uncommon patience and endurance of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in the face of hardship,” the statement said.

While commending the Islamic faithful for their unalloyed support for his administration since inception, Mr Aregbesola canvassed support during and after the upcoming gubernatorial election.