Kwara declares Monday work-free for Hijra, congratulates Muslims

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved Monday, July 8, 2024, as a public holiday in the state in commemoration of the new Hijrah Year (Muharram) 1446.

Muharram is the first Muslim’s first lunar month.

The first day of the Muharram 1446 falls on Sunday, July 7, 2024, according to many calculations.

“The governor shares in the mixed memories that this occasion brings to the Muslims annually, and calls for deeper introspection on the journey of the community and its duty to be the light bearers for tolerance, mutual respect, and justice.

“The governor wishes the community a blessed new Hijrah year and prays Allaah to accord everyone its blessings and uphold the community upon goodness,” according to a statement by his chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.