The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has declared Monday, 21st August 2023 as a public holiday to commemorate the annual Isese Day.
Isese Day is set aside by traditional religious worshippers to celebrate Yoruba culture and tradition.
Governor Abiodun, in a statement on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Lekan Adeniran, praised the existing harmony among adherents of all religions in Gateway State.
He said the decision to accord Isese Day a special recognition was to continue the culture of respecting the tradition of the Ogun people and ensure the continuation of the unity and harmony among the three major religions in the state.
The governor reaffirmed his commitment to supporting and respecting all religions in the state.
He also expressed the commitment of his administration to promote, preserve and nurture the culture and tradition of our people.
While congratulating the traditional religion worshippers on the occasion, he also urged them to celebrate with decorum and avoid acts capable of threatening the existing peace in the state.
Lagos, Oyo, and Osun states have also declared a public holiday for the event.