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Ooni: Mourning ends, business activities resume in Ife

26 August 2015, 06:47

Ile-Ife - Business activities resumed in Ile-Ife on Tuesday following the end of the mourning period declared for the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

It was observed that markets and shops had re-opened with commercial activities running unhindered.

Abayomi Omoworare, the Patron of New Market in Ile-Ife, disclosed that the re-opening of the markets marked the end of the traditional rites for the late monarch.

Also read: Akpabio condoles with late Ooni's family

Omoworare said the Oro deity had performed the necessary rites for the departed monarch and urged traders and residents to go about their normal businesses.

Also speaking, Alaba Kayode, the Matron of Fowobaje Market, expressed happiness over the re-opening of the markets.

A resident, Kemi Fabeku, said the late Ooni was no ordinary king and deserved the traditional rites of passage.

She added that all rituals were done for the sake of maintaining peaceful co-existence in the ancient town.

The mourning period, which was initially scheduled to end on August 20, was extended to August 23. 


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