The Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a resolution declaring August 20 as Isese-Cultural Day. The resolution was passed after a debate by state lawmakers, who argued that the day would help propagate the state’s rich culture and tradition and boost tourism. The resolution was supported by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo, who said that it would give proper identity to the people’s cultural values.
The resolution, titled “H.R. No.008/O.G./2023-Observation of Isese Day as Work-Free Day in Ogun State,” was passed after a debate on a motion by Majority Leader Yusuf Sherif and seconded by Minority Leader Lukmon Adeleye. The resolution was supported by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo and other members of the Assembly, including the sponsor, Adegoke Adeyanju.
The resolution was passed in recognition of the importance of Isese-Cultural Day to traditional worshippers in Ogun State. The day is a celebration of the rich culture and tradition of the state, and it is an opportunity for traditional worshippers to come together and share their beliefs.
The lawmakers said that the resolution was intended to promote the state’s cultural heritage and pass it on to future generations.
Other members of the Assembly, including Ayodele Wasiu, Oluseun Adesanya, Babatunde Tella, and Minority Leader Lukman Adeleye, agreed that the resolution would help boost tourism and promote the uniqueness of the state’s culture and traditions.
Speaker Oluomo responded by thanking the lawmakers for their contributions to the resolution’s passage, saying that it would help to give proper identity to the people’s cultural values.
Oluomo clarified that “the declaration of a public holiday remains the sole preserve of the Federal Government.”