Planning the celebration of the Aheregbe and Omojao festivals in Akure, the capital city of Ondo State, the traditional ruler, the Deji of Akure, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo has ordered the closure of shops, stalls and market to observe the custom and traditions during the celebration of the annual traditional festivals.
In a press statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deji, Mr. Adeyeye Michael, the Palace announced to the general public the commencement of the annual celebration of Aheregbe festival also known as ‘Dududu’ and the Omojao festival in the month of August. The closure will take place on August 14 and 29.
The statement reads:
“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.”