Makinde okays August 20 as Isese day, declares Monday public holiday

...declares Monday public holiday

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has declared August 20 of every year as Isese Day in the state.

To this end, the Governor has declared Monday, August 21, 2023, as the maiden public holiday to commemorate the day.

This is contained in a circular signed by the Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo.

This declaration comes days after the state House of Assembly asked the state governor to approve August Day of every year as Isese Day in the State.

In the circular, the Governor urged traditional worshippers in the state to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity, and stability of the state in particular and the country in general.

The approval indicates the Governor’s commitment to inclusivity and respect for all religious practices in the state.