Makinde approves Islamic new year holiday in Oyo

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Makinde approves Islamic new year holiday in Oyo

Following the clamor by the Muslim community in Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde on Wednesday approved the Hijrah public holiday for Muslim faithful in the state. 

Seyi Makinde, in his address at the 2021 Mawlud Nabbiyy at the Government House Remembrance Arcade, Agodi, Ibadan, the state capital, on Wednesday, said the declaration of the holiday was in response to the demand by Mu


slims.

He said, “Some people said Seyi Makinde did not want Muslims to be celebrating Mawlud Nabbiyy. "Last year, we missed it, but when the Special Adviser on Islamic Affairs came to meet me that for this year; even despite the COVID-19 and few restrictions, it would be nice for us to do it. Then, I gave him the go-ahead"

He also implored faithful Muslims in Oyo to emulate the peaceful way of life of the Prophet Muhammad by following his legacies, charging all residents of the state to live as one.

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