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Females to stay at home as Igbogbo holds ‘Oro” festival

FEMALES across Igbogbo land in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, are to observe stay-at- home on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, following an annual traditional festival ‘Oro Meri’, which holds in the community.

The Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba AbdulSemiu Orimadegun Kasali, has called for total compliance and support of residents in making the event a success in the annals of the community.

According to him, the festival is aimed at appeasing the traditional deities of Igbogbo Kingdom to attract good things to the town and spare Igbogbo Kingdom from nagativity.

In a press release signed by the Palace’s Secretary, Mr Kehinde Adekoya, the monarch urged road female road users to ply alternative routes during the festival.

Citizens Compass learnt that the festival commences on the midnight of Monday, September 20, 2021 and runs through Tuesday midnight and this restricts the female fold from participation.

The monarch expressed happiness at the recently concluded ‘Oro Abosan’ festival in the land. He said “We appreciate you all for the seamless celebration,’

He says, “Announcement is hereby also duly made to inform you that the Meri Traditional festival shall hold for dawn to dusk on Tuesday 21st September, 2021. All female residents are enjoined to remain indoors for the period of the festival.

All commuters, particularly, female commuters are enjoined to ply alternative routes to and fro Igbogbo community during the period.”

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