Following the death of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Sunday, the leadership of markets across the state has directed all markets and shops to remain shut on Monday.
The directive, which was issued by the Babaloja General of Oyo State, Asiwaju Yekini Abass, popularly called (YK Abass), was said to have been reached at an emergency meeting of the market leaders council in the state, on Sunday.
He said the decision was made to honour the late Olubadanin recognition of his contribution to the development of Ibadanland which makes markets in the state to witness patronage.
The Babaloja General, who commiserated with the governor, Ibadan indigenes, the Oyo State Traditional Council, Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) and the widow of the late monarch, Olori Rasheedat, among others, appealed to traders and shop owners to comply with the directive.
A statement from the Babaloja reads: “The Babaloja General of Oyo State, Alh Asiwaju Yekini Abass Oladapo (YK ABASS) on behalf of all traders, commiserates with all sons and daughters of Ibadanland; the Oyo State Government, led by Governor Seyi Makinde; the CCII; the state Traditional Council; the Olubadan- in- Council and Olori Rasheedat Adetunji, over the demise of His Imperial Majesty Oba Saliu Adetunji Ajeogunguniso 1st.”
The market leader in the state noted that the contributions of Oba Saliu Adetunji to the development of Ibadanland makes markets in the state to witness patronage.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of Oba Saliu Adetunji Ajeogunguniso the first and asked that Allah grant him Aljana fridaous.