Ugogo: No closure of markets on Saturday in Akure —Deji’s palace


The attention of the Palace of the Deji have been drawn to rumours flying around with respect to the Ugogo Masquerade that is billed to visit the Palace of the Olisa of Akure Kingdom on Saturday 21st May, 2022.

  1. The Palace therefore wishes to inform the general public that there is no closure of Markets in Akure Kingdom as being speculated by some individuals.
  2. For the avoidance of doubt, the Ugogo masquerade only comes out once in a life time of a king. It is equally expected to visit any reigning Olisa once in its life time.
  3. However, the visit of the masquerade will be restricted to the Olisa Quarters in Akure which had earlier been announced.
  4. Notwithstanding, shops within the route of passage of the masquerade are expected to close their shops within the hours that the masquerade is expected to perform its traditional rites while passersby are expected to watch from distance during same period.
  5. All residents are enjoined to go about their lawful duties without any fear while they could also catch the glimpse of the Ugogo masquerade.
    Adeyeye Michael
    Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure Kingdom
    20th May, 2022

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