Breaking: Oyo Assembly Approves ‘Isese’ Day

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Oyo State House of Assembly has adopted a motion seeking to give a day holiday to the traditional worshippers (Isese) in the State.

The motion was read today by the Majority leader, Hon. Sanjo Onaolapo, the leader while speaking called the attention of the House on the imperative of such holiday while noting that several other states in the Southwest have granted the traditional worshippers August 20, a special holiday.

In his remark, Hon. Akintunde Olajide of the Lagelu Local Government said, he is aware that the Governor of the State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has made a move in the past to honour the request of the traditional worshippers to have a special day to celebrate Isese. He noted further that the Governor, during the electioneering time specifically made it known publicly to the Isese worshippers that he would honour their request and also implored them to refer their request to the State Assembly for passage and that once it becomes passed at the State Assembly he would assent it to become a law.

The motion was sponsored by Hon. Sanjo Onaolapo, representing Ogbomosho South, Hon. Gbenga Oyekola representing Atiba and Hon. Gabriel Akinjide representing Ibadan North II at the Oyo State House of Assembly.

Other members who spoke at the Plenary jointly lauded the sponsors of the motion and called for speedy passage as a way of promoting our culture and traditions.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Debo Ogundoyin concluded by referring the motion to a voice note which eventually made the motion to be unanimously adopted by the whole House.

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