The Olomu of Omupo, HRH, Oba Yakubu Buari, in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara has postponed all activities for the 10th year coronation anniversary celebrations until further notice.
Dr Monisoye Afolabi, the National President, Omupo Descendant Union (ODU), disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Ilorin.
Duaglobalnews recalls that the monarch, who goes by the nomenclature, HRH, Oba Yakubu Adebayo Buari (Ilufemiloye II), was formally enthroned as the Olomu of Omupo Land in Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara on June 12,2010.
“Consequently, June 2020 marks a full decade of that auspicious event in the life of the people of Omupo Land, which thus calls for a big celebration of thanksgiving for a peaceful and progressive reign.
“To all intents and purposes, plans for the celebrations had commenced.
“However, in view of the prevailing global health challenges, arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant advisories by the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and relevant international organisations, it has become expedient that the celebrations could not be held as planned.
“Therefore, on behalf of the Olomu of Omupo Land, we hereby announce the postponement of activities for the 10th year coronation anniversary celebrations until further notice.
“However, to mark the occasion, and to show his love for the wellbeing of his people, the Olomu of Omupo will carry out some of the following activities,” he said.
Afolabi said the monarch was expected to address his subjects through a statement and also formally pronounce and launch the OMUPO PEOPLES’ EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME.
According to the national president, Oba Buari will also distribute the second round of palliatives to his subjects living in Omupo.
Afolabi prayed the Almighty God to grant the traditional ruler long, peaceful and prosperous reign, and to all residents happy celebrations.