Allow Us Practise Traditional Medicine, Ogboni Fraternity Urges Government
The Ogboni Aborigin Fraternity Worldwide has appealed to governments at all levels for approval to practise traditional medicine.
Chairman of the fraternity, Oba Jacob Orisamika, made the appeal during the end-of-the-year prayers, held at Igbemo-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti on Sunday.
Orisamika said that the fraternity organised the prayers to seek for long life, prosperity and unity of its members worldwide.
He described Ogboni Aborigin as a fraternity that stood for peace, unity and development of members without discrimination
“Governments at levels are aware of our fraternity, but we need their support so that we too can be recognised like Christianity and Islam.
“We also need government’s approval for us to engage in traditional medicine, as we don’t want to be hindered practising our traditional and spiritual gifts.
“We wish to improve medical practices and curb insecurity in Nigeria through our traditional gifts and powers,” he said.
Also, the Aare of Ogboni Aborigin in Ekiti, Chief Idowu Adesina, said that the fraternity was working round the clock to ensure unity among members and ensure that no member indulged in unwholesome acts.
Adesina said that the fraternity was currently being repositioned to promote growth and development of the state and Nigeria as a whole.
“We are ready to put our house in order by doing the right thing and working with government to enhance growth and development of the country.
“We want Nigerians to be enlightened that Ogboni Aborigin fraternity is the only truthful, honest and united group; any other fraternity is mere occultic society,” he said.
Adesina urged Nigerians not to be hostile to members of the fraternity, saying that they were peace-loving and kind-hearted people.
Also speaking, the Olori Apenna and Oluwo Alakoso of the group, Chiefs Kazeem Suleiman and Olowookere Ifalaye, commended the leaders for organizing prayers for members and for the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that members of the fraternity from all parts of Ekiti and other states of the federation adorned their various attires at the prayer session.