Thursday 10 September 2020

Oyo traditional worshipers stage protest against discrimination

The Traditional Religion Worshipers Association of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter, on Tuesday, September 8th, staged a peaceful protest to express their grievance over discrimination against traditional worshippers.
The traditional Worshipers protested at the Oyo State Government secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan. Many of the agitators were seen with different placards asking the state government to stop the marginalization of the association as they demand for 5 days public holiday.
In one of the placards, they stated that they also are citizens of the state and should be treated fair and equal with other beliefs.
One of the placards reads,
“Orisa devotees are also citizens of Oyo State”
General Secretary, Traditional Religion Worshipers Association of Nigeria, Dr. Ifayemi Ifakayode, said the protest was in response to the discrimination suffered in the hands of the Oyo state government and that they want audience from governor Seyi Makinde.
Similarly, the President General, Traditional Religion Worshipers Association of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter, chief Olukunmi Egbelade,
urged governor Seyi Makinde to give necessary regards to the traditional religion worshipers and also rehabilitate tourist Centers across the state.
The protesters were received on behalf of governor Seyi Makinde, by the executive assistant to the governor on Security matters, retired CP Sunday Odukoya, appealed to the protesters to be civil in their agitation.

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