Iseese Day: Traditionalists Pay Thank You Visit To Oyo Assembly, Make Fresh Appeal
In order to use the political will to establish and strengthen traditional religion, the Iseese traditionalists in Oyo state have appealed to the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to establish a board for the religious body
They made the appeal during a thank you visit to the Oyo state house of assembly, in appreciation of the recently approved annual Iseese Day by the assembly.
Speaking with newsarena.ng shortly after the visit, the Araba Olu-Iseese of Ibadan, Chief Ifalere Odegbola who spoke on behalf of the Araba-Oluawo of Oyo state, explained that the board when put in place would aid the governor’s aspirations on the culture and tourism sector of the state.
Chief Odegbola who expressed belief that the development would also boost the state’s international relations and internally generated revenue, said the board would assist in regulating Iseese activities in Oyo state.
Also speaking, the Aare Isese of Oyo State, Chief Omikemi Egbelade said the purpose of the Iseese Day being celebrated on the 20th of August yearly was not only to promote cultural heritage but to ensure that cultural values among children and youths do not go into extinction.
He decried the situation where children have little or no knowledge about their family heritage, calling on parents, guidance and stakeholders to instil in their wards the importance of traditional history to national development
Chief Odegbola and Chief Egbelade however commended governor Seyi Makinde, the speaker of the house, Rt Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin and the assembly members for their supports at ensuring the annual Iseese Day see the light of the day.
Newsarena.ng reports that the traditional worshippers trooped out en-mass for the visit