Lagos State government has declared August 20 of every year as a public holiday to celebrate the indigenous Yoruba culture and traditions.
Accordingly, August 20 of every year will henceforth be known as Isese Day.
It is a day set aside for the celebration and preservation of the Yoruba cultural heritage.
A circular issued by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said this Year’s Isese Day celebration will hold on Sunday, 20th August, 2023.
However, since the day falls in Sunday, Monday, August 21 will be observed as a public holiday by civil servants and other members of the public .
Muri – Okunola stated that the declaration of Work Free Day by Governor Sanwo-Olu is a ” reaffirmation of his “commitment to continue to provide necessary support to traditional institutions in the State with a view to promoting our indigenous culture and tradition while preserving our heritage.”
Workers are expected to resume work on Tuesday 22nd August.