The 35th Lisabi Festival, scheduled to hold next month, from Monday 5th to Sunday, 11th would no longer hold.
The Chairman, of the Lisabi Festival Committee, His Excellency, Captain Rasheed Raji, disclosed this today, 16 March, 2021, at the Ake Palace, Abeokuta.
The Chairman revealed that, the Chief Host of the Annual Egba National Fiesta, His Majesty, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, CFR, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, had directed that this year’s Edition of the Festival, be postponed till next year, when the atmosphere would be more conducive to hold the Biggest All Egba Get-Together.
The Chairman said that the Alake regretted the putting off of the programme, in spite of the great amount of preparation already expended, the Egba Apex Monarch, however reiterated that, individual and collective health and safety of the people, were more important than any such activity.
According to Chief Rasheed Raji, the Alake had directed that, all stakeholders be contacted with a view to redirecting all energies towards the 35th Edition of Lisabi Festival in the first quarter of 2022.
The Chairman reassured all the Egbas at home and in Diaspora, that all their inputs would be acknowledged and those that could be recycled, would be kept for the 2022 Edition.