By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Deji of Akure and the Paramount Ruler of Akure kingdom, 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.
The earlier announcement was made some weeks ago to keep market men and women informed about the closure but was reversed on Tuesday.
In a statement made available to Western Post by the Chief Press secretary to the paramount ruler, Micheal Adeleye, said the date has been reversed.
According to his statement, “In view of this, all shops and markets in Akure will remain open 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.”