The Awujale of Ijebuland, Dr Sikiru Adetona, has cancelled 2020 version of Ojude Oba competition.
The cancellation was occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic necessitating social distance.
The choice was contained in an announcement from his palace on Wednesday by the Baagbimo of Ijebuland and Coordinator of Annual OjudeOba Pageant, Chief Fassy Yusuf.
The assertion reads partially: “The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona gave approval for the cancellation in deference to medical recommendation and as a show of sensitivity to the atmosphere. The worldwide competition would have held Sunday August 2, 2020, that’s two days after Idel Kabir (Eid al Adha).
“The primary class monarch, whereas wishing all little kids of Ijebuland at residence and within the diaspora the most effective of the season enjoined all to stick to all COVID-19 medical protocols and be equally duplicated to almighty God for an early finish of the pandemic.
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“The assertion positioned on file the appreciation of the monarch and the competition Organising Committee for his or her commendable efforts and help of the principle sponsor, Globacom Restricted and different sponsors together with First Metropolis Monument Financial institution Plc (FCMB), and Ceremony Meals Restricted, for making the competition a world occasion.
“The assertion additionally thanked the State Authorities for its help and partnership whereas hoping that subsequent editions of the competition could be characterised by peace, tranquility, good well being and prosperity.”