The Osun State Government has declared Thursday, August 20, as a public holiday in celebration of Hijrah otherwise known as Muslims’ new year.
This was disclosed in a statement signed on Wednesday by Funke Egbemode, the Osun Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation and made available to Hanoky Media.
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 not an 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.”