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Adeleke cancels Independence Day celebration, calls for prayers

Ademola Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke

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The Osun State governor, Ademola Adeleke, has cancelled the celebration of Independence Day earlier slated for Sunday, October 1.

Adeleke said the state would mark the event with prayers and meditation.

This was disclosed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, on Friday.

In a copy of the statement sent to Saturday PUNCH, the governor urged the people of the state to pray for the continuous peace and prosperity of Nigeria.

Adeleke was quoted as saying, “Let us use Independence Day to meditate and pray on the state of our nation. Our people are passing through tough times.

“It is time to take stock and seek divine intervention and guidance in the affairs of our nation. I greet Osun people and Nigerians in general as the Independence Day knocks at our doors.

“Here in Osun, we will celebrate with meditation and prayers.”