The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, will on Saturday, begin 7 days annual leave during which he will not attend to any function in the palace.
This information is contained in a statement signed by Mr Michael Adeyeye, the Chief Press Secretary to Oba Aladelusi on Friday in Akure.
“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 14 proceed on his annual 7 days leave.
“The annual leave, which is referred to as “ULEFUNTA” will end on September 20.
“In line with the tradition, the Deji will not receive any visitor nor attend any function throughout the period.
“The public is hereby notified that there will be no beating of drum in Akure under any guise throughout the period.
“Equally, all shops, stalls and markets 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,” Adeyeye stated.
Adeyeye added that the road leading to the Deji’s palace would be closed during the period, urging road users to make use of the adjoining routes throughout the period.
According to him, the monarch will use the leave period to pray for the peace and progress of Akure kingdom.
He, therefore, thanked all residents for their support and understanding for the seven days of seclusion.