The State Government of Osun has declared Thursday, August 20, 2020 as public holiday to commemorate the beginning of Hijrah 1442 AH.
Funke Egbemode, Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, in a statement on Wednesday enjoined the state Muslim Community to observe the celebration in line with COVID-19 protocols.
Egbemode said “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.
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