In his response to the demand of the traditional worshippers and to commemorate the traditional religious festivity in the State, Governor, Makinde has approved every 20th of August as an holiday for Isese Day.
The recent development according to a report sighted by journalists was contained in a circular letter signed by the Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Prof. Olanike K. Adeyemo which was sighted . The letter reads:
DECLARATION OF HOLIDAY TO MARK TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS FESTIVITY IN OYO STATE
“The Oyo State Governor, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has graciously approved 20th August, 2023 of every year as “Isese day” in Oyo State, to commemorate the celebration of Traditional Religious festivity.
“Towards this end, Monday 21 August, 2023 has been declared as the maiden Public Holiday to commemorate this year’s festivity in the State.
” His Excellency has therefore requested that the occasion be used to pray for the peace, unity and stability of the State in particular, and the Country in general.
” Kindly give His Excellency’s approval, as conveyed, the widest publicity it deserves.
“I thank you.”