The Government of the State of Osun has declared tomorrow, August 20 a public holiday to enable the State Traditional Worshippers celebrate this year’s edition of “Isese” festival as has has been the tradition in the state.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola while felicitating the Traditional Worshippers Association’s (TRWASO) Executives both at the State and Local Government levels appreciates them for their consistent cooperation and understanding with the State Government, in the practice of their religion, especially, since emergence of Coronavirus.
In view of the sensitivity of the COVID-19 in the State, we hereby urge the Traditional Worshippers to celebrate the Grand Finale of the year 2020 festival coming up on Thursday 20th August, 2020 at their various Temples, devoid of social activities.
We seize this opportunity to remind them not to relent in their efforts in prayer for the State because, the pandemic spread still persists, hence, the strong desire to strictly comply with the State Government COVID-19 protocols during and after the Celebration.
It is our belief that next year “Isese” festival shall be better celebrated at the exit of the current pandemic.
Aseyi samodun o.
Dr. Obawale Adebisi.
Commissioner for Culture and Tourism.
State of Osun.