The Paramount Ruler of Akure, 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.
Amole festival is scheduled to hold on Wednesday 9th September, 2020.
According to a statement issued by Adeyeye Michael, Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure, all shops and markets in Akure will remain opened during the celebration of the age long traditional festival.
The statement noted that the reversal of the earlier directive is premised on His Majesty’s decision to cushion the effect of economic hardship on market women occasioned by the adverse effect of covid-19.
The statement enjoined residents, Market Women and shop owners to go about their lawful duties without let or hindrance during this celebration.
The statement also noted that the festival will not in anyway restrict human and vehicular movement.