The Osun State Government has announced its approval of Monday, August 21, 2023, as a public holiday in honor of the annual Isese Day celebration.
Isese Day holds great significance for traditional religious worshippers in the state and serves as a day of commemoration and celebration of their cultural and spiritual heritage.
The government’s decision was communicated through a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, on Saturday.
The statement highlighted the state’s commitment to fostering unity, oneness, and religious harmony among practitioners of various faiths within Osun State.
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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.”