Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Ondo: Deji Of Akure Reverses decision on closure of Markets


The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II has reversed his decision on the closure of markets for the Amelo festival.

The Akure Paramount spoke today in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Adeyeye Michael.

The statement read in parts, "The Palace wishes to notify residents of Akure and its environ that the Deji and  Paramount Ruler of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II, has approved the reversal of the  earlier directive for the closure of all Markets and Shops in Akure during the Amole festival scheduled to hold on Wednesday 9th September, 2020.

"In view of this, all shops and markets in Akure will remain opened during the celebration of the age long traditional festival.

"The reversal of the earlier directive is premised on His Majesty's decision to cushion the effect of economic hardship on our market women occasioned by the adverse effect of covid-19.

" The palace wishes to enjoin the residents, Market Women and shop owners to go about their lawful duties without let or hindrance during this celebration.

"It is equally important to restate that, the festival will not in anyway restrict human and vehicular movement." It concluded.

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