By David Olalekan.
The Osun State government has declared today, August 20, public holiday for traditional worshipers in the state.
The state government, in a statement issued by the Supervisor, Ministry of Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Obawale Adebisi, in Osogbo yesterday, urged traditional worshippers in the state to use the occasion of the ‘Isese Day’ to pray for the government to fulfill its responsibility of improving the fortunes of the state.
Worshippers were also charged to be peaceful and law abiding in the course of their celebration.
”We enjoin the traditional worshipers to pray for the State Government and other stakeholders who are saddled with the responsibilities of moving the state to the next level to accomplish the task ahead.
”We also implore them to be peaceful and law abiding in the course of their celebration.
”Worshippers must not hesitate to report suspected hoodlums in their domains to the law enforcement agencies, as we urge them to continue to support the government by exercising their civil responsibility through prompt payment of taxes and levies and live in harmony with other religious worshippers to allow the government to concentrate on the development of the state”, the statement said.