September 23, 2021

Banks, govt offices shut for ‘Isese Day’ celebration in Osun

Banks, govt offices shut for ‘Isese Day’ celebration in Osun..

Banks and state government offices in Osun, were closed on Friday, for the ‘Isese Day’ celebration.

The ‘Isese Day’ was set aside by Osun Government for Traditional Religion Worshipers/Believers, to celebrate their deities and exhibit their religion.

A former governor of Osun, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, in 2013, approved August 20 as a public holiday in the state for Traditional Worshipers, under Section 2 (2) of the Public Holidays Act CAP P40 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2010.

NAN observed that all banks in Osogbo, the Osun capital, were under lock while offices at the state government secretariat in Abere, Osogbo, were equally closed for business transactions.

The secretariats of Olorunda Local Government and Osogbo Local Government, both in Osogbo, were equally deserted, except for security men on duty.

Schools in the state were all closed for the holiday, but some Federal Government establishments were open for business activities, as the holiday was not binding on Federal workers.

Governor Gboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday, announced through the Osun Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Lawal, that Friday, August 20 would be a public holiday to commemorate the 2021 ”Isese Day”.

Oyetola, however, said the 2021 festival, would not be marked with the usual fanfare, because of the increasing rate of the third wave of COVID-19 in the country.

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