Isese Day Celebration: Lagos declares tomorrow work free for civil servants
To commemorate the year 2023 Isese Day, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared Monday, August 21, as work free day for all public servants in the state.
The Isese Day was set aside in Lagos to celebrate the indigenous Yoruba culture and traditions as well as the preservation of Yoruba heritage.
According to a circular by the state Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, this year’s Isese Day celebration will be held today, August 20, 2023.
He described the declaration of a work free day by Sanwo-Olu as reaffirmation of his “commitment to continue to provide necessary support to traditional institutions in the state with a view to promoting indigenous culture and tradition while preserving our heritage.”
Similarly, Traditional Religion Worshippers Association (TRWA), Oyo State, yesterday, lauded Governor Seyi Makinde for taking steps to engender religious harmony in the state.
The Oyo State government, through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, last Friday, announced that every August 20 will be dedicated to the celebration of Isese Festival while August 21 was declared a holiday for workers in the state.
In a statement, the Secretary of Heads of Traditional Religion in Oyo State, Mogaji Fakayode Fayemi Fatunde; Araba of Ibadan, Chief Ifalere Odegbemi Odegbola and Aare Isese Foundation, Baale Omikunmi Egbelade lauded the strong will of the governor to institute sense of equality among religions and adherents in the state.
They called on traditional religion believers to see the Isese Day celebration as an avenue to get closer to their creator and pray for humanity, Nigeria, Oyo State and their different households to prosper.
“Although it came late, we are today happy that this governor that has always kept to his promises since he got to office, eventually did us this honour of setting aside a special day to celebrate Isese Day in our dear state; we are grateful.”
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