The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has postponed his earlier scheduled 50th coronation anniversary indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alaafin, who ascended the throne on January 14, 1971 at age 31, stated this while addressing journalists in Oyo Saturday.
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Although he had made adequate arrangements for an elaborate thanksgiving ceremony, he said it was important to postpone the event.
He added that he had been able to convince his cabinet on the need to postpone the event.
“With a very strong personal pain, but with respect for the sanctity of human life, I have been able to convince my traditional cabinet (Oyomesi) of the need to postpone the event,” he said.