Ola Segun, Ondo
Culture they say is a way of life and the respect and adherence to it has also been regarded as a norm which should be accorded with all regards.
The Yoruba’s are noticeable to have deep and sustainable trace to their culture in virtually everything they do despite the technological innovations of our modern age.
This can be seen in their mode of dressing, intonations, choice of foods, dance, music, chants, tribal marks and even in naming a new born baby.
Yoruba’s don’t joke with traditional authorities, priest and elders as they see and adore them as either gods or his mouthpiece.
The Obas are refereed as IGBAKEJI ORISA meaning the second in command to deity.
With this development in Akure the Ondo state capital the traditions are still very intact till date.
In a press release, the palace authority under the Deji of Akure Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi has commanded that shops and markets be closed to observe one of the aged long traditions.
Read the full text below.
The Palace wish to notify the residents of Akure and it environs 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
Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure.
21st August, 2020