Shops closed, Drumming banned as Deji of Akure begins 7days Leave Today

PRESS STATEMENT

DEJI TO PROCEED ON SEVEN DAYS (ULEFUNTA) ANNUAL LEAVE

The Palace wishes to bring to the attention of the Public that the Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II will on Saturday proceed on his annual 7 days leave.

The annual leave which is referred to as “ULEFUNTA” will commence on Saturday 14th September, 2019 and end on Friday 20th September, 2019.

Oba Aladetoyinbo is expected to use the period of the leave to pray for the peace and progress of Akure kingdom.

In line with tradition, the Deji will not receive any visitor nor attend any function throughout the period of the leave.

The public is hereby notified that there will be no beating of drum in Akure under any guise throughout the period of the leave.

Equally, in observance of the period, all shops, stalls and market around the Deji’s palace will be under lock and key for the period of the leave. This will not affect other markets, stalls and shops except those around the Deji’s Palace.

In addition, the road leading to the Deji’s palace will be closed during the period. Road users are hereby advised to make use of the adjoining routes throughout this period.

The Palace wishes to thank all residents for their support and understanding as the Deji goes into seven days seclusion.

Thank you.

Adeyeye Michael
Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure.

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