Traditional Religion Adherents Pay Thank You Visit to Òyó Assembly, Call for Establishment of Board

Indigenous religion adherents in Òyó State have appealed to the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to establish a board for the religious body.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after the visit, the Araba Olu Iseese of Ibadan, Chief Ifalere Odegbola who spoke on behalf of the Araba-Oluawo of Òyó State, explained that the board when put in place would aid the governor’s aspirations on the culture and tourism sector of the state.

Chief Odegbola who expressed the belief that the development would also boost the state’s international relations and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) said the board would assist in regulating Isese activities in Òyó State.

Also speaking, the Aare Isese of Oyo State, Chief Omikemi Egbelade said the purpose of the Iseese Day being celebrated on the 20th August yearly was not only to promote cultural heritage, but to ensure that cultural values among children and youths did not go into extinction.

He decried the situation where children had little or no knowledge about their family heritage, calling on parents, guardians and stakeholders to instil in their wards the importance of traditional history to national development.

Chief Odegbola and Chief Egbelade, however, commended Governor Seyi Makinde, the Speaker of the House, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin and the Assembly members for their support at ensuring the annual Isese Day saw the light of the day.