The Lagos State Government has declared Monday, August 21, as a work-free day for all public servants in the state in commemoration of the 2023 Isese Day celebration which will be held on Sunday, August 20.
This was announced in a statement dated August 18, and signed by the Head of Service (HoS), in Lagos State, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
He said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared Monday to be a work-free day for public employees “with a view to promoting our indigenous culture and tradition while preserving our heritage.”
The statement read:
“It is hereby notified for general information that this Year’s Isese Day celebration will hold on Sunday, 20th August, 2023.
“In restating its 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, Mr. Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has graciously declared Monday, 21st August, 2023, a work-free day for public servants in the state.
“Work will, therefore, resume on Tuesday, 22nd August at 8a.m. prompt.
“Accordingly, Accounting Officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are hereby enjoined to take note of the contents of this circular and give it the deserved service-wide publicity.”