According to Newsone report, the Osun state government led by Governor Gboyega Oyetola has declared Friday, August 20 a public holiday to allow residents to celebrate the annual “Isese Day”.
This online news platform understands that the Friday public holiday was declared in a statement on Wednesday issued by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Tajudeen Olaniyi Lawal where he noted that the festival would not be celebrated with the usual fun fare.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs said the festival would be low-key due to the increasing rate of the third wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
While congratulating the traditional religious worshippers in the state, the commissioner appealed to residents to be peaceful and law-abiding in their conduct before, during and after the festival.
Newsone Nigeria reports that Lawal equally enjoined them to pray for the growth and development of the state as well as Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola.
“On the part of the “Isese Day” participants, I urge you to observe the coronavirus safety protocols, especially the use of nose mask, social/physical distancing, among other rules of engagement before, during and after the festival,” he said.