The Osun State government has declared today, Tuesday, August 20, public holiday for traditional worshipers in the state. The holiday is tagged ‘Isese Day’.
The declaration was contained in a press statement signed by the Supervisor, Ministry of Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Obawale Adebisi, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Monday.
The statement urged traditional worshipers in the state to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the state government for a special grace to take the state to a greater height.
”We enjoin the traditional worshipers to pray for the State Government and other stakeholders who are saddled with the responsibilities of moving the state to the next level to accomplish the task ahead.
”We also implore them to be peaceful and law abiding in the course of their celebration.
”Worshippers must not hesitate to report suspected hoodlums in their domains to the law enforcement agencies, as we urge hem to continue to support the government by exercising their civil responsibility through prompt payment of taxes and levies and live in harmony with other religious worshippers to allow the government to concentrate on the development of the state”, the statement added.