Muslim groups call for Federal and State governments to make the day of the Islamic calendar a public holiday

The Muslim Muslim Media Practitiers of Nigeria (MMPN), Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Associati (UNIFEMGA) and Muslim Community of Oyo state (MUSCOYS) Natial Council of Muslim Youths Organisatis (NACOMYO), Muslim Rights Ccern (MURIC) and Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) have all called federal and state governments to declare Muharram 1, the day of the Islamic Hijrah Calendar 1438 A.H, a public holiday.
In separate statements issued to mark the Islamic new year, the groups said such a move is ly fair and will give Muslims in the country a sense of belging.

They said it was lg overdue and called the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs to enter into dialogue with the Nigerian Government the issue.

Source: Vanguard

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