Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi Odundun ll the Deji of Akure Kingdom, on Monday ordered the closure of market, shops and stalls for the celebration of Aheregbe and Omojao festivals in Akure metropolis.
A Press Statement signed by Adeyeye Michael, Chief Press Secretary to the Deji says “the Palace wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that the annual celebration of the Aheregbe which is refereed to as “Dududu” and omojao festival will be observed in the month of August, 2019.”
“The Aheregbe festival will hold on Wednesday 14 August, 2019 while the Omojao festival will hold on Thursday 29, 2019.”
“In line with tradition, all markets, shops and stalls in Akure will be closed on 14th and 29th August, 2019 to observance of the festival.”
“However, the festival will not in anyway restrict human and vehicular movement.”
“All owners of shops, stalls and markets places in Akure are enjoined to comply with the directives by locking their shops, market places and stalls during these periods.”
The market closure is an age long traditional public holiday for the market women and men to rest every year.