Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved 20th August of every year as Isese Day in the state.
Makinde made this announcement on Friday.
The traditional religion adherents in the state have in the last few years demanded their own public holiday.
They have asked the state government to declare 20th August as their own public holiday in commemoration of Isese Day.
The governor has now granted the request of the traditional religion adherents by declaring Monday, August 21, 2023, as the maiden public holiday to commemorate the day.
He added that every 20th of August would be observed as a public holiday in commemoration of Isese Day in the state.
The governor made the declaration in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo.
The governor urged traditional worshippers in the state to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity, and stability of the state in particular and the country in general.