Oba Gbadebo Adedeji, Owa Ooye of Okemesi-Ekiti, says conventional powers, identified in native parlance as “African Juju’, have the efficiency of ending the present spate of kidnappings and different crimes within the nation.
The Oba made this identified in Okemesi-Ekiti, Ekiti West Native Authorities Space of Ekiti, at a information briefing previous the grand finale of the 2021 biennial Okemesi Cultural Pageant, slated for Saturday, Might 8.
Adedeji, a former Chairman of Ekiti Council of Obas, stated it will subsequently be unsuitable and misguided for the folks to desert their perception in such various technique of curbing crimes.
In accordance with him, optimum use of African conventional powers will assist in checkmating actions of bandits, particularly wanton killings and kidnappings, which now happen virtually each day in lots of elements of the nation.
He stated as an example, no conventional ruler may very well be kidnapped so cheaply, besides those that had made the error of jettisoning their beliefs in African charms and powers.
The Oba identified that tradition has turn out to be a veritable supply of revenue to many countries, saying the story shouldn’t be totally different in Nigeria.
He appealed to the federal government to improve the Okemesi Cultural Pageant, the place the favored legendary masquerade, ‘Oladunwo’, was often unveiled for residents, guests and vacationers to observe.
“Assaults on conventional rulers have gotten too disturbing. How can bandits be kidnapping or taking pictures a conventional ruler useless identical to that?
”I imagine that going conventional will curb these mindless killings and subsequently not misplaced.
“Within the days of the outdated, there have been wars, and we had distinctive methods of preventing them and successful. Some folks don’t imagine in it, as a result of new discovered religions have taken over and diminished our religion in conventional energy.
“Some conventional rulers say they will’t use charms to guard themselves, that is hypocrisy.
“We’re custodians of custom and never wasters. Why are we working away from our custom? How can an Oba be killed or kidnapped like a hen? I discover it appalling and troublesome to imagine.
“It isn’t solely the Obas, all of us should work onerous to guard ourselves. Our forebears believed in God.
“When did this insecurity begin? Obas should become involved within the custom. Now I’m blissful that lots of people are going again to that point of the outdated to defend themselves,” he added.
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