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The Babaloja General of Oyo state, Alhaji Asiwaju Yekini Abass Oladapo on Sunday ordered that all markets in Ibadanland be shut on Monday January3, 2022 as part of tradition on the death of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji Ajeogunguniso I.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the Babaloja General stated this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan.
The statement read: “Babaloja-General of Oyo State on behalf of all traders, has Commiserated with all sons and daughters of Ibadanland, the Oyo state government led by Governor Seyi Makinde, the CCII, the state Traditional Council, Olubadan- in- council and Olori Rasheedat Adetunji over the demise of His Imperial Majesty Oba Saliu Adetunji Ajeogunguniso 1st .
“The number one trader in the state noted that the contributions of Oba Saliu Adetunji to the development of Ibadanland make markets in the state to witness patronage.
“Arising from an emergency meeting of Market leaders council in Oyo State, Alh Asiwaju Yekini Abass Oladapo (YK ABASS)stated that the council agreed that all markets in Ibadanland should be closed on Monday 3rd January, 2022 to honour the demise of the Paramount ruler of Ibadanland.
“He prayed for the repose of the soul of Oba Saliu Adetunji Ajeogunguniso the first and Allah grant him Aljana fridaous.”