Oyo Traditionalists applauds Ogun Assembly For Recognising Isese Day

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The Traditional Religion Worshippers Association in Oyo State, todaym, renewed its call on the state Governor, Seyi Makinde, to follow the steps of other governors in South-West that have given approvals for the Isese Festival holiday in their respective states.


A statement by its state Secretary, Fakayode Fatunde, and the Public Relations Officer, Taiwo Fagbohun, respectively, however, commended the Ogun State House of Assembly for passing the bill and approving the Isese Day holiday for traditional religious worshippers in the state.


It will be recalled that the Ogun Assembly members anchored their resolutions for the holiday on the need to propagate the rich culture and tradition of the state by preserving the same for the oncoming generations, and called for the observation on every August 20, as Isese-Cultural Day, which should be declared a work-free day.


The Nigerian constitution allows all citizens to practice their choices of religion, in as much as it does not affect the freedom of others, it is unfortunate that such freedom of choice is not allowed to grow in Nigeria, but we appreciate Olodumare that the Ogun Assembly followed the footsteps of the Osun State by declaring August 20 as Isese Day holiday.


“We are using this opportunity to appeal to our amiable Governor in this state, Makinde, during whose regime different positive

The group added that their demand is based upon their right as a body of like their Christian and Muslim brothers and the freedom entrenched in the Nigerian constitution for all to associate with desired religion.

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