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UPDATED: Ogun Assembly Declares August 20 Isese Cultural Day



Ogun State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, passed a resolution, declaring August 20, as Isese Cultural Day in the state.

The Assembly at the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo immediately after their resumption from a two-week recess, passed the resolution, titled “H.R. No.008/OG/2023-Observtation of Isese Day as Work-Free Day in Ogun State”.

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The Assembly called for the observation of every 20th of August as the annual Isese-Cultural Day, adding that it should be declared as a work-free day in the state.

The Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff moved the motion which was seconded by the Minority Leader, Lukmon Adeleye.

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Most of the lawmakers during the debate on the motion, said the resolution was aimed at propagating the rich culture and tradition of the state, thereby preserving it for the upcoming generations.

They also stated that the resolution would go a long way in boosting tourism and the uniqueness of the culture and traditions of the state.

In his response, Speaker Oluomo lauded his colleague-lawmakers for their contributions leading to the passage of the resolution.

He said the resolution “would give proper identity to the cultural values of the people, with a clarification that the declaration of the public holiday remained the exclusive of the Federal Government; thus the proposed work-free day.”

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Meanwhile, the Assembly also passed a resolution titled “H.R No. 007/OG/2023- Usage of Social Media Platform for Official Purpose”, directing that social media platforms being used for official purposes by the leadership and management of the House be guided by the provisions of the Standing Orders of the House and Legislative House (Power and Privileges) Act, 2018.

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