The Osun State Government has approved Monday, August 21, 2023, as a public holiday in commemoration of the annual Isese Day.
Isese Day is set aside for celebration by the traditional religious worshippers in the state.
The government’s approval was in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, on Saturday.
According to the statement, “I have the honour and privilege to convey the compliment and best wishes of the Executive Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Adeleke, to all traditional religion worshippers in Osun State on the occasion of this year’s 2023 Isese Day celebrations coming up tomorrow, August 20, 2023.
“As a government that promotes oneness, unity and religious harmony among the practitioners of different religions in Osun State, Mr Governor has approved Monday, August 21, 2023, as a public holiday throughout the state.
“Finally, Mr Governor, while congratulating all traditional religion worshippers and wishing them happy celebrations on this occasion, also wishes to implore them to make the occasion not only peaceful and fun-filled but another opportunity to pray for the government and good people of Osun State.
“The State Government wishes Isese adherents a peaceful and rewarding celebration,” the statement concluded.