The Oyibi Divisional Council has asked the general public to disregard the declaration of Friday, September 30, as a holiday for residents.
It follows a press release it issued, which directed all persons living on any part of the Oyibi Land to observe the day as part of the Oyibi Yam Festival.
“The general Oyibi community is hereby informed that on Friday, 30th September which marks a significant day in the history of Oyibi Land “Oyibi Yele Yeli” (Oyibi Yam Festival) is a holiday and should be observed as such throughout the entire Oyibi Community only,” the Council announced earlier.
The Council noted in that release that the day marks a significant period in the history of the Oyibi Land; hence, the holiday was to ensure that all residents observe the special occasion.
However, the Oyibi Traditional Council in a second statement withdrew the proposed holiday as announced.
“I wish to apologise to the entire citizens living in any part of Oyibi Community and the general public for releasing such a communique and I seek that such information should be disregarded”, the second statement said.
The Council also apologised for the inconvenience caused.
“I am very sorry for any inconvenience caused,” a press release signed by the Secretary to the Council, Enoch Alabi Nyomowoko, on September 28 appealed.