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Gov Makinde Approves Friday As Public Holiday In Oyo State

In a statement released by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Oyo Government has confirmed that Friday, May 21, 2021, will be a public holiday. In the statement, the CPS confirmed that the governor approved the holiday to enable the state to execute a hitch-free local government election scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021.

The statement instructed every Oyo State resident to carry out their duties peacefully before coming out en masse to vote for their preferred candidates in Saturday’s election

The statement read: “His Excellency, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorized the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as a public holiday. The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state to participate freely in the council elections billed to hold on Saturday, May 22, 2021.”


“Every indigene and resident of the state is hereby enjoined to go about his or her business peacefully while trooping out en masse to their respective voting areas and perform the civic responsibility on Saturday.”

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