– Soon, there will be a special holiday for traditional worshippers in Lagos state
– According to the state government, this will also boost tourism
– Meanwhile, a bill is already at the state assembly and it will also regulate activities of the worshippers
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The Lagos government says it is considering a public holiday for traditional worshippers in the state.
This was disclosed by the special adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Solomon Bonu.
He said a bill at the state House of Assembly, which would soon be signed into law by the governor, would earmark a public holiday for traditional worshippers and regulate their activities.
“Very soon, the State House of Assembly will pass a bill regarding the activities of traditional worshipers. With the bill, there will be a specific day earmarked for them as public holiday or work-free day, and on that day which may likely be in August.
“The government will organise activities to celebrate with them at a venue where all worshipers will gather to showcase their stuff. Again, this bill will also regulate activities of the worshipers; including masqueraders, in order to turn it tourists’ attraction,” he said.
In another report, Christians and Muslims have been urged to respect each other’s principles. This call was made by the global head of Ifa priests, Chief Owolabi Aworeni.
Aworeni who is also called the Araba Agbaye, cautioned the Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, against actions that might incite violence in the state.
He consequently called on the House of Representatives under Femi Gbajabiamila to halt a bill that sought to institutionalise the use of hijab in the country.
Meanwhile, . reported that matters of religion are usually regarded as highly important in Nigeria with many people moving towards Islam or Christianity. However, there are a few who are traditional worshippers and very proud of it.
Just recently, a lady identified on Facebook as Anita Adaobi Jeremiah Ezenwanyi caused quite a buzz after she shared her thoughts about Christianity and how she would make sure her children do not toe that path.
Adaobi said none of her children would have anything to do with Jesus Christ. She even added that once they came of age, she would take them to the river for proper cleansing so that they would be at peace with the marine spirits.