The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has declared Monday, 21st August 2023 as public holiday to commemorate the annual Isese Day, which is set aside by traditional religious worshippers to celebrate Yoruba culture and tradition.
Penpushing reports that the Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Lekan Adeniran praised the existing harmony among the adherents of all religions in the State, noting that the recognition granted Isese Day was to continue in the tradition of respecting the tradition of the people and ensure the continuation of the unity and harmony among the three major religions in the state.
The Governor in the statement made available to journalists on Saturday reaffirmed his commitment to supporting and respecting all religions in the state, and also expressed the commitment of his administration to promote, preserve and nurture the culture and tradition of our people
Penpushing further reports that Abiodun while congratulating the traditional religion worshippers on the occasion, equally urged them to celebrate with decorum and avoid acts capable of threatening the existing peace in the state.
The Governor It is recalled had on 7th, March, 2023 issued an executive order, declaring August 20 of every year as Isese Day in Ogun State, while the House of Assembly, on July 11,2023 gave legal backing to the executive order.
Penpushing also reports that in similar development ii would be recalled that the Governor established the Board of Alternate Medicine on the 29th of September, 2020 to support alternative medical practitioners in the state.
Meanwhile, the establishment of the board of alternate medicine was said to be in recognition of their roles as traditional birth attendants among other contributions to the wellbeing of the people of the state.
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