Ogun bans daytime Oro festival

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By PEACE ONYEUKWU

Abeokuta—The Ogun State Government has proscribed the daytime annual Oro festival in Imeko Township to prevent outbreak of religious war and frequent violation of Human Rights of other citizens in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state.

This re-modification has helped douse the lingering religious tension in the community between the Traditional Oro Cult Worshippers, the Shams-Ud-Deen Al-Islamic organisation and the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Imeko branch.

Hon. Commissioner for Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Basorun Muyiwa Oladipo, cautioned the representatives of the three religious bodies at a peace meeting in Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta to shun act of religion bigotry that could ignite communal and religious unrest in the area.

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