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Festival: Osun govt. declares Friday public holiday



Osun government has declared Friday a public holiday to allow residents celebrate the annual “Isese Day” (Traditional worshippers festival)

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Tajudeen Olaniyi Lawal, who said this in a statement on Wednesday, noted that the festival would not celebrated with the usual funfare.

Lawal said the festival would be low-key due to the increasing rate of the third wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.

The commissioner, while congratulating the traditional religion worshippers in the state, appealed to residents to be peaceful and law abiding in their conducts before, during and after the festival.

He equally enjoined them to pray for the growth and development of state as well as Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola.

“On the part of the “Isese Day” participants, I urge you to observe the coronavirus safety protocols, especially the use of nose mask, social/physical distancing, among other rules of engagement before, during and after the festival,” he said.

It was reported that “Isese Day” is set aside by the Osun State Government for traditional worshipers to celebrate their deities.

The day is being observed as the peak of all traditional religious activities and festivities.

Victor Adeoti

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