The Oyibi Divisional Council has rescinded its earlier decision to declare Friday, September 30, as a mandatory holiday for residents.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 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.

“On behalf of Nii Boye Okanshan VI – Oyibi Mantse – and the entire principal elders of the Oyibi Divisional Council, I send my seasonal greetings to the entire citizens living on any part of Oyibi Land.

Disregard statement declaring Friday, Sept 30 as a holiday - Oyibi Divisional Council
The first press release that announced the holiday

“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 first release announced.

But after a day of issuing the first announcement, the Council has swiftly asked residents and the public to write off the earlier announcement.

“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.

Disregard statement declaring Friday, Sept 30 as a holiday - Oyibi Divisional Council
Oyibi Divisional Council withdraws holiday

“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.

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