Governor Ademola Adeleke has approved Monday, August 21, 2023 as a public holiday in Osun State to mark the annual Isese Day celebration by traditional religion worshippers.
A statement made available to journalists in Osogbo by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. Kolapo Alimi, stated that the governor approved the holiday given that Osun State government promotes oneness, unity and religious harmony between the practitioners of different religions in the state.
The statement read in part: “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 20th August, 2023.
“As a government that promotes oneness, unity and religious harmony between the practitioners of different religions in Osun state , Mr Governor has approved, Monday,the 21st of August 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.”