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Osun Govt Declares Friday Public Holiday

Osun State Government has declared Friday, 18 August, 2021 as a public holiday.

Gatekeepers News reports that the Osun State Government, Southwest Nigeria, has declared Friday, a work-free day in marking this year’s Isese Day, even though the celebration would be without its usual fanfare.

This was disclosed in a statement by Osun state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Lawal.

Lawal explained that the celebration would be low-key because of the increasing cases of COVID-19.

He also congratulatef the traditional worshippers in the state on the occasion of this year’s Isese Day.

Lawal appealed to the worshippers to be peaceful and law-abiding in their conduct before, during, and after the festival.

He also enjoined them to continue to support the Oyetola administration and emphasised the need for the residents to continue to embrace Omoluabi ethos.

“On the part of the “Isese Day” participants, we urge them to observe the COVID-19 Protocols especially the use of nose mask, social/physical distancing among other safety protocols before, during and after this year’s celebration.” The statement read in part.

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