Cash Crunch, Fuel Scarcity:Ooni Postpones Aje Festival Indefinitely
The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, CFR Ojaja II, has postponed the annual Aje Festival indefinitely.
According to a statement by the Director of Media & Public Affairs to the Ooni, Otunba Moses Olafare on Monday, the decision was taken after a meeting of the Ife Traditional Council under the supreme leadership of the Ooni, in relation to the current challenges facing the country.
A part of the statement read, “The decision to postpone the prominent Aje festival is in solidarity with Nigerians especially the scarcity of Naira notes, fuel and other basic needs that should have made life better for all.
“The Ooni is concerned as a father and he has held meetings with Iyalaje Oodua, Princess Dr Toyin Kolade who is the Festival Coordinator and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that things get fixed as he continues to pray for the country.
“A new date will be announced to the public shortly after the forthcoming Presidential election.”
Aje Festival is a prominent festival in Yoruba land particularly Ile-Ife, to celebrate and enlighten the people about the spirit of wealth and prosperity.