Monday Declared Work-Free in Kwara to Mark Hijra

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has declared Monday, July 8, 2024, a public holiday to mark the beginning of the new Islamic year, Muharram 1446, in accordance with the Hijrah calendar. This declaration is in observance of the significant religious occasion, allowing citizens to celebrate and observe the occasion with ease.

In a statement released by his spokesperson, Mallam Rafiu Ajakaye, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq acknowledges the complex emotions that accompany this significant occasion for Muslims, who reflect on their past, present, and future. He urges the community to engage in profound self-reflection, embracing their responsibility as beacons of tolerance, mutual respect, and justice, and to continue striving for a harmonious and equitable society.

The Governor wishes the community a blessed new Hijrah year and prays Allah to accord everyone its blessings and uphold the community upon goodness.

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