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Traditional worshippers to get public holiday in Lagos



The Lagos State government has said it is considering an official public holiday set aside for Traditional worshippers in the state, for them to celebrate just like their Christian and Muslim counterparts.

Commissioner for Tourism, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf and the Special Adviser to the Lagos state Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Solomon Bonu disclosed this while giving an account of their stewardship in the past two years.

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Bonu said the bill on the proposed public holiday for Traditional worshipers is currently before the State House of Assembly.

He assured that it would soon be passed by the lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Special Adviser, explained that there will be a specific day earmarked for traditional worshippers as a public holiday or work-free day.

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“On that day, which may likely be in August, the government will organise activities to celebrate with them at a venue where all worshipers will gather.

It is our culture; it is the first religion and religion of our forefathers before Christianity and Islam came into being. So, the day will give us an opportunity to display our tradition and culture,” he said.

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