Involve your children in traditional religion, Ooni urges the faithful
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, tasked traditional devotees to initiate their children to prevent the traditional religion from disappearing.
The Ooni entrusted the task at a press conference organized by the Association of Ajo Esin Abalaye Adulawo of Nigeria (ARSARDIC), commemorating the prayer for the 61st anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, Friday in Ile-Ife.
Oba Ogunwusi, who was represented by Erebese d’Ile-Ife, Grand Chief Adeboye Atetedaye, said parents have a great influence on their children’s choice of religion.
Ooni urged traditionalists to educate children to value their cultural heritage and traditional religion like Christians and Muslims have done for their wards.
The royal father also instructed the traditionalists to continue to maintain the love and unity that had existed between them for over three centuries.
Earlier in his speech, Chief Sola Atanda, Asiwaju Awo Agbaye and President of ARSARDIC, thanked God for the sustainability of Nigeria since independence over 61 years ago despite several challenges.
Atanda called on political leaders, traditional rulers, religious leaders and all citizens to join hands in praying to God for a positive turnaround in the situation in Nigeria.
âPrayer can never be too much because Olodumare is a listening God.
“This is why we have come together unanimously to organize today’s prayer session for all, regardless of tribe, religion and political affiliations,” he said.
Atanda called on the federal government to speed up the restructuring of the Nigeria Interfaith Council to reflect Nigeria’s true secularism.
âWe must all work together to save this country. Traditional leaders are respected and have a fatherly role to play as well.
âThe missing third leg of the tripod is necessary for the stability and balance of the Nigeria pot,â he said.
He said that as part of traditionalists’ efforts to tackle insecurity and other challenges, Ogun’s appeasement and propitiation has recently helped calm all forces fostering the embers of insecurity.
“The challenges of insecurity have been addressed spiritually and we firmly believe that the way and the manner in which this has been handled in southwest Nigeria must be emulated by other geopolitical areas,” he said. .
He called on everyone to propagate and support traditional religion, culture and tradition in order to deliver our society from the evils of insecurity, corruption and immorality.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that ARSARDIC prayed for peace and stability, economic growth and an end to insecurity in the country during the event. (NOPE)