The Awujale of Ijebuland, Dr Sikiru Adetona, has cancelled annual edition of Ojude Oba festival because of COVID-19 pandemic.
Naija News learnt that cancellation of the highly esteemed festival was made known via a statement on Wednesday by the Baagbimo of Ijebuland and Coordinator of Annual OjudeOba Festival, Chief Fassy Yusuf.
The statement reads in part: “The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona gave approval for the cancellation in deference to medical advice and as a display of sensitivity to the environment. The global festival would have held Sunday August 2, 2020, that is two days after Idel Kabir (Eid al Adha).
“The first class monarch, while wishing all sons and daughters of Ijebuland at home and in the diaspora the best of the season enjoined all to adhere to all COVID-19 medical protocols and be equally duplicated to almighty God for an early end of the pandemic.
Naija new had earlier reported that Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state tested positive for COVID-19. Fayemi, who also chairs Nigeria Governors Forum, is the eighth Nigerian governor to test positive for the disease, according to local media.