…declares Monday public holiday
Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta
As traditional worshippers celebrate August 20 as Isese Day, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has urged them to shut acts capable of threatening the existing peace in the state.
This was just as the Abiodun declared Monday, 21st August 2023 as public holiday to commemorate the annual Isese Day.
Isese Day is set aside by traditional religious worshippers to celebrate Yoruba cultural and traditions
The governor had on 7th, March, 2023 issued an executive order, declaring August 20 of every year as Isese Day in Ogun State, which the the state House of Assembly, on July 11, gave legal backing
Abiodun, in statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Lekan Adeniran praised the existing harmony among the adherents of all religions in the Gateway State
He said the recognition granted Isese Day was to continue in the tradition of respecting the tradition of our people and ensure the continuation of the unity and harmony among the three major religions in the state.
The governor reaffirmed his commitment to supporting and respecting all religions in the state.
He expressed the commitment of his administration to promote, preserve and nurture the culture and tradition of our people.
Abiodun while congratulating the traditional religion worshippers on the occasion, he charged them to celebrate with decorum and avoid acts capable of threatening the existing peace in the state.
Recalled that Prince Abiodun established the board of Alternate Medicine on the 29th of September, 2020 to support alternative medical practitioners in the state.
This is in recognition of their roles as traditional birth attendants among other contributions to the wellbeing of the people of the state.