The Oyo State government has declared Monday, August 20, as public holiday to mark Isese Day.
The announcement was made through a statement released on behalf of the state governor Seyi Makinde on Friday.
It is clear to everybody that traditional religious adherents have always wanted an public holiday in Oyo and other states in the country.
It was gathered that the traditional religious adherents requested that August 20 be made their own public holiday in recognition of Isese Day. And in order to fulfil their wishes, the state government granted the request of followers of traditional religion by declaring August 21 as the first state holiday to commemorate the event.
In the statement, the government disclosed that that the 20th of August would be observed as a public holiday every year in celebration of Isese Day in the state.
During the statement which was signed by Oyo’s Secretary, Professor Olanike Adeyemo, the state government urged traditionalists to use the opportunity to pray for the peace, harmony, and stability of both the state and the country as a whole.