Deji of Akure, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, has directed that each one markets and different business centres within the city be closed tomorrow.
The monarch stated the closure of the markets was to celebrate the Aheregbe conventional competition in any other case referred to as ‘Dududu’ and omojao festivals.
According to an announcement by the Press Secretary to the monarch, the 2 festivals are celebrated as soon as in a 12 months in honour of the gods of the city.
During the celebration, the Deji and his chiefs will dance spherical main roads and markets within the city, whereas Ifa clergymen and different traditionalists may also be a part of them.
Oba Aladetoyinbo stated: “In line with tradition, all markets, shops and stalls in Akure will be closed on August 12 and 29, to observe the festivals.”
However, he stated the festivals won’t in anyway limit human and vehicular actions inside the city and its environs.
He enjoined all homeowners of shops, stalls and market locations in Akure to adjust to the directives by locking their shops, market locations and stalls in the course of the interval.