Report reaching BusinessPost from Ogun State reveals that business activities would be put on hold for a while because of the burial rites of late Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, who passed away last month.
BusinessPost learnt that on Saturday, August 6, 2016, all shops and commercial centres in Sagamu would be shut to honour the late monarch.
Also, all markets in Sagamu environs shall be shut down for two weeks, starting from Sunday, August 7, 2016, a statement obtained by our reporter disclosed.
“The popular Falawo market, being the source of all markets in Sagamu shall be closed for three months, starting from Sunday, August 7, 2016,” it added.
It was learnt that from Sunday till October 2, 2016, no music or any form of public ceremonies would be allowed in the town, while traders in all markets within Sagamu have been advised to move their stocks and valuables from the markets before Sunday because all markets would remained under lock and key.
“There shall be restriction of movement around Ita Oba starting from Sunday. Parents and guardians are therefore advised to warn their wards from unnecessary wandering and loitering around the area, where the Akarigbo palace is located.
“All Churches and Mosques, in the spirit of peaceful coexistence, are free to carry out their religious services but such services must be done without the use of speakers and musical instruments.
“All road shows, street hawking and vehicular hawking with sound systems are thereby placed on hibernation till 2nd Oct, 2016,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, hoodlums, who have the intention of using the period to loot have been warned to have a change of mind because whoever is caught in “such act shall be treated as a thief.”