Osun Declares Public Holiday

coat of armsOsun State has declared today a public holiday in commemoration of the yearly Isese Day.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Sunday Akere, in a statement, said the day was set aside by the United Nations (UN) as the “Day for Indigenous Religions” globally.

He added that the day, since last year, has been part of the effort of the Aregbesola’s administration to ensure equality among all religions.

He said: “Traditional religion worshippers usually set aside the week running to August 20th every year for celebrating with their own adherents while the day usually witness parades, lectures and display of other traditional apparels to attract tourists from other parts of the world.”