By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola has declared Friday, 20th of August, 2021 as public holiday in commemoration of this year’s ” Isese Day” festival.
According to a statement issued and signed by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Olaniyi Lawal in Osogbo on Wednesday, this year’s “Isese Day” will not be marked with the usual fun-fare.
Lawal said the decision to that effect was as a result of the increasing rate of the third wave of Covid-19 in the country.
The commissioner, on behalf of the governor, congratulated the traditional worshippers throughout the state just as he also appealed to them to be peaceful and law-abiding in their conduct before, during, and after the festival.
He equally urged them to pray for the growth and development of the state and the government as well as enjoined them to continue to support the present administration and to continue to embrace the Omoluabi ethos.
Lawal urged participants of the festival to observe the Covid-19 protocols, especially the use of nose mask, social/physical distancing among other rules of engagement.