The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, has ordered the closure of markets on Thursday 19th of August and Saturday 4th of September for the celebration of the Aheregbe and Amole festival.
This was contained in a press release published on the 18th of August 2021, signed by the Chief Secretary to the Deji of Akure, Mr Adeyeye Michael.
The press release read: “The Palace wishes to notify the residents of Akure and its environs that all Markets and Shops in Akure will be shut on Thursday 19th August 2021 and Saturday 4th September 2021.
According to the release, the closure becomes necessary as part of the requirement to observe the age-long tradition of the annual Aheregbe and Amole Festival.
In the release, it was stated that the opening of shops and the act of trading are highly prohibited on these days as residents are not allowed to open shops or trade.
“It is important to emphasize that there shall be no trading or opening of shops under any guise on these days.
The release added that the festival will not restrict the movement of human beings and vehicles.
“The residents, Market Women and shop owners to comply with this directive,” the release added.
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