Market Closure: 5 Things You Need To Know About Akure Festival Holding Tomorrow Friday


The Deji and paramount ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi on Thursday notified residents of Akure and its environ that all Markets and Shops in the city will be shut on Friday 25th August, 2023.

The notification by the Deji is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Adeyeye Michael.

Below are five (5) things you need to know about the festival which involves closure of shops:

  1. The closure became necessary as part of the requirement in observing the age long tradition of the annual Aheregbe Festival.
  1. It is important to emphasize that there shall be no trading or opening of shops under any guise during the festival.
  2. Residents, market women and shop owners are kindly enjoined to comply with this directive.
  3. However, ONLY pharmacy shops and patent medicine stores are exempted from the closure of their shops during the festival
  4. Moreover, the festival will not in any way restrict both human and vehicular movement.

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