The Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has declared Friday a public holiday in honour of the Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Saliu Adetunji, who will be installed as the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland on the same day.
The governor’s decision was conveyed by the state’s Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade, in a statement, on Thursday.
Eniade said: “The holiday is declared to commemorate the coronation of the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, who will be installed at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, on the same day.
“His Excellency, the governor, has therefore urged all civil/public servants, market men and women, artisans and other members of the public to massively turn out at the venue of the ceremony by 9am on Friday to witness the epoch-making event.”
The governor urged citizens to be peace and law-abiding before, during and after the ceremony, warning that security agencies have been placed on red alert to forestall breakdown of the pervading peace across the state.