Its unfair to calls us Idol worshippers’—-Ooni of Ife

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enita Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has stated that it is unfair to call Osun devotees idol worshippers.

He said this while playing host to Osun devotees in his palace, as the ancient city celebrated the Osun festival on Saturday.

The monarch also said that Covid19will soon be a thing of the past. He urged Nigerians to adhere to Covid19 precautionary measures in order to contain the spread of the virus.

He also called for an end to fake news by merchants of mischief-makers.

His words: “Unlike the way we used to have it in Ife, we were forced to restrict this celebration which is a major festival in Ife.

“Our restriction made us ensure that we don’t create more problems while trying to solve the one at hand.

“Osun festival, as the world knows, is the celebration of water and we all know that water is life.

“We’re using this instance to reconnect with our Creator through nature to cleanse the world, and especially to end the pandemic.

“We are remembering our ancestors and it is unfair to call us idol worshipers.”

Top government dignitaries were in attendance at the ceremony.

The Osun State Government was represented at the event by Mrs. Sola Duro-Ladipo, Director of Field Research, Festival and Documentation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The ceremony was done in accordance with Covid19 precautionary measures.

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