Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has demanded that the Federal Government recognise and declare every first day of the Islamic calendar as a holiday or be ready to face punishment from Allah.

MURIC made this demand in a statement signed by its founder and director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola and made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday.

Muslims in Nigeria will join their fellow faithful around the world to mark Hijrah Day on Monday 9th August, 2021 being the first day of the Islamic year.

MURIC lamented that the Federal Government had ignored several calls and demands being made by Islamic organisations in the country to declare this day as holiday.

The Islamic human rights group said it has decided to amplify the demand this year as the date approaches.

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