The Ogun State House of Assembly has approved August 20 as a work free day in the state to celebrate annual celebration of the tradition and culture of the Yoruba in Ogun State, known as Isese Cultural Day Festival.
Penpushing reports that the passing of the resolution was reached by the lawmakers after they returned from a two-week recess at the plenary in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, which was presided by the Speaker, Rt Hon Kunle Oluomo
The majority leader of the house, Hon Yusuf Sheriff, had moved the motion which the minority leader, Hon Lukmon Adeleye, seconded, and during the debate majority of the lawmakers agreed that the resolution was aimed at propagating the rich culture and tradition of the state, towards preserving them for the coming generations.
Penpushing further reports that the Speaker lauded the lawmakers for their contributions to the resolution’s passage, pointing out that the annual event would give proper identity to the cultural values of the people, as he noted that the declaration of the public holiday remained the exclusive responsibility of the federal government; thus the proposed work-free day.
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