In furtherance of the efforts of both state and federal governments in curtailing the spread of the deadly corona virus in Nigeria, Oba Elegushi, in consultation with his Council of Chiefs, has postponed the yearly celebration of the Elegba Festival, scheduled to hold from the 24th – 30thMarch 2020 in Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom.
In a statement, the Oba said the postponement became necessary in order to reduce a large gathering of people as advised by the government and which the Elegba festival was synonymous, as thousands of visitors converge at the festival from within and outside Lagos State. He said in view of the new cases in Lagos, it was important that they support the government’s determination in curbing the spread of this virus.
“While I share the disappointment of our friends and visitors who have made plans to attend the weeklong festival, it is important we prioritise the safety of lives before any other consideration.
“We will continue to educate our people on the best practices necessary to stay safe and prevent contacting the Covid-19 virus.
“A new date will be communicated in due course for the 2020 Elegba festival,” Oba Elegushi said.