Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has declared Wednesday July 19, 2023, as a public holiday in the state in commemoration of this year’s Hijrah 1445.
The announcement was made in a circular signed by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi.
While congratulating the Muslim faithful on the commencement of the New Year, the governor also enjoined them “to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity and sustainability of the state in particular and the country in general.”
Wednesday, the first day of Muharram 1445AH, is the beginning of Islamic New Year.