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No work in Lagos on Monday – Sanwo-Olu


No work in Lagos on Monday – Sanwo-Olu 


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared Monday, August 21 a holiday to celebrate the 2023 Isese Day in the state.

The state government decided to observe the holiday on Monday because the Isese Day was originally marked on Sunday, August 20.

This was contained in a memo dated August 18, 2022.

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The memo signed by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, noted that the declaration of Monday as a work-free day for public servants by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was aimed at promoting Indigenous culture and tradition.

“In restating its commitment to continue to provide the necessary support to traditional institutions in the state with a view to promoting our indigenous culture and tradition while preserving our heritage, Mr. Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has graciously declared Monday, 21st August 2023, a work-free day for public servants in the state,” the Head of Service stated.

“Work will, therefore, resume on Tuesday, 22nd August at 8 am prompt.”

The state government’s move to set aside a work free day in the state was due to the call by the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs in July to officially recognise and declare August 20 as Isese Day holiday in the state.

Isese Day celebrates the Yoruba traditions and religion. in a display of culture and spirituality.

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