Oro Abosan Holds In Igbogbo Saturday

Kunle Adelabu

-Community calls on youths to be peaceful, orderly

HRM, Oba Semiudeen Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo and High Chief Tajudeen Onasanya, the Odofin of Igbogbo

It has been announced that the annual Oro Abosan festival will hold on Saturday, August 26, 2023, in the ancient kingdom of Igbogbo.

In an effort to ensure a peaceful celebration, the community has sued for peace and good conduct, especially from the youths, during the celebration.

Oro Abosan is the first of the two annual Oro festival in lgbogbo, when female folks are restricted inside.

Female residents are usually inside from 12am midnight on the eve of the Oro festival, till the next day, as the traditional event is mainly a male affairs.

According to the Adeboruwa palace, female visitors are also not allowed to come into the town during the celebration when traditionalists are expected to offer prayers for the community, state and the country at large and also perform sacrifices to appease the gods and ancestors.

While wishing the people of Igbogbo, a happy celebration, Adeboruwa palace called for peaceful engagement during the festival.

The Odofin and Olootu Lantan Onanusi, Igbogbo, High Chief Tajudeen Duduyemi Onasanya, speaking with THE IMPACT, confirmed the date for the Oro Abosan festival.

He appealed to the youths to conduct themselves in an orderly manner during the celebration.

He emphasised that the festival is to ward – off evil and other negative things from the community and bring about economic prosperity, social harmony, good health and improvement in the general living conditions for the residents.

“I congratulate and wish the Adeboruwa, Adeboruwa – in – Council and entire indigenes and residents of Igbogbo, happy Oro Abosan festival which is an annual festival that wards off evil and other unwanted things in our community”, Odofin Onasanya said.

“Oro is used to usher in good health, happiness, economic prosperity and social harmony into the community, and this year’s edition will not be an exception.

“While we celebrate, I want to use this medium to appeal to our youths to be peaceful and orderly. The festival does not encourage violence and acts inimical to progress and peaceful co – existence, but promotes it.

“I have held about three meetings with different groups, to appeal to our youths to keep the peace not just in Igbogbo, but the entire Ikorodu Division.

“They should come out to celebrate, enjoy and entertain themselves, and that can only happen when there is a conducive atmosphere”, Odofin appealed.

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