Isese Day: Osun Government Declares Monday Public Holiday
The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has declared next week Monday, August 22, 2022, as a public holiday to celebrate this year’s annual ‘ISESE Day’ celebration.
This was made known in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Special Duties, Olalekan Badmus.
The statement said: The approval of the public holiday was in recognition of the month of August which is usually set aside annually by the traditional religion worshippers to celebrate the Isese festival in the state.
It further read: “The governor has directed that this year’s Isese Day with a theme: ‘Abalaye adulawo ati ipaniyan s’owo; nje ajosepo wa bi?’ (African tradition and ritual killing; any connection?), should be celebrated responsibly and with security consciousness.
“The Governor congratulated the traditional religion worshippers throughout the state just as he also appealed to them to be peaceful and law-abiding in their conduct before, during, and after the festival.
“He equally enjoined them to pray for the growth and development of the State in particular and Nigeria as a whole.”
While urging the traditionalists to continue to support the present administration, the governor also emphasized the need for the citizens of the state to continue to embrace the Omoluabi ethos in their day-to-day activities.
The Isese Day celebration is usually held days after the annual Osun Osogbo festival.
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