• Hijrah: Ajimobi declares Monday public holiday

    Hijrah: Ajimobi declares Monday public holiday

    Governor  Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has declared Monday, Oct. 3 as public holiday to mark the Islamic New Year, 1438 AH, which begins on Monday.

     

    He made the declaration on Sunday at the 1438 Hijrah Grand Rally organised by the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO) at Ibadan.

    Oct. 3 is the lunar month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

    The Islamic year calendar had started counting in 622 AD after the emigration of Prophet Muhammed […]