Ebola: Osun-Osogbo festival still holds today

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Osun-Osogbo festivalOSOGBO – Mr Ayo Olumoko, the Chief  Consultant on the Osun-Osogbo festival, the  event will still hold on inspite of  the fears being expressed over the  outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease.

Olumoko  told newsmen on Thursday Osogbo that a  restriction order placed by the only affected those travelling into the country.

Mr Sunday Akere, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, had on Friday announced the restriction order.

The consultant  said the restriction order informed the low-key celebration of the festival, adding that the grande finale would still hold on Friday.


Olumoko, who said the restriction order was part of measures check the spread of the Ebola disease, added that the event would be a celebration of  a ’s culture.

He recalled that the death of the Ataoja of  Osogbo two weeks to the festival in 2010 similarly  threatened it, adding that the event  still held inspite of the ’s demise.

The consultant, however, said the outbreak of the Ebola disease would not  curtail  a  people’s  resolve to associate with one another.(NAN)