Markets and shops in the Akure metropolis are to be shut on Monday 24th, August and September 9th, 2020 in observance of the age long Aheregbe and Amole Festivals.

The Deji’s palace announced this in a statement.

Read the full text below.

CLOSURE OF MARKETS AND SHOPS IN AKURE TO OBSERVE AHEREGBE AND AMOLE FESTIVAL

The Palace wish to notify the residents of Akure and its environ that all Markets and Shops in Akure will be shut on Monday 24th August, 2020 and Wednesday 9th September, 2020.

2. The closure becomes necessary as part of the age long tradition in observing the annual Aheregbe and Amole Festival.

3. The Palace wish to inform residents that no trading or opening of shops under any guise will be allowed on these days.

4. Residents, Market Women and shop owners are kindly enjoined to comply with this directive.

5. However, the festival will not in anyway restrict both human and vehicular movement.

6. Akure a gbe a oo

Signed.
Adeyeye Michael
Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure.
21st August, 2020

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