The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu II has issued a warning to Lagosians regarding the upcoming Eyo festival set to hold in the state on Saturday.
He has directed men not to put on shoes and women not to wear head scarf during the festival.
According to reports, the state is set to hold the traditional and cultural festival on Saturday, May 20 as part of the Lagos at 50 celebrations.
The king spoke at a press conference at Ilupesi Square on Lagos Island where he was represented by the Olumegbon of Lagos, Chief Fatai Lawal.
The monarch outlined the dos and don’ts of the festival warning that Lagosians should not wear shoes while women must not use headscarf around the vicinity of the masquerades.
The Eyo Festival is being held as part of the Lagos@50 celebrations to honour illustrious sons of Lagos including His Royal Highness, the Late Elegushi of Ikate, Oba Yekinni Elegushi (Kusenla II) and the deceased Co-Chairman, Lagos@50 Committee, Mr. Rasheed Gbadamosi.
He said the procession would take off at the Iga Iduganran to culminate at the Tafawa Balewa Square where the various Eyo groups would be on parade and promised adequate security.
The monarch also noted that alot of guests are expected from around the world assuring that the event would boost tourism.