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Cultural icon advocates African traditional oath taking

One of the female pioneers and advocates of traditional cultural practices in Nigeria, Chief (Mrs.) Yeye Sola Animashaun, has advocated that Nigeria should go back to its roots in finding solution to its myriad of political challenges plaguing it.

Sola Animashaun, the Obabinrin Ero Agbaye – Olori Iya Abiye Ile-Ife, a multitalented woman is also vast in cultural practices.

During a cultural programme on Egungun festival in Ota, Ogun state, Chief (Mrs.) Animashaun advised Nigerians to retrace their steps to the good old traditional practices, “not abandoning our cultural practices for modernity.

“My advice to Nigerians is to go back to our traditional practices so that the country will not get worse. We must make sure the country did not get worst before we fix it. We need to go back to our deities and accord them their due recognition in order to find solution to the myriads of problems facing the country.

Speaking further, the Obabinrin also advocated traditional way to serve as alternative for oath of office for Nigerian politicians, even in courts. Public office holders know that if they swear by any deity, it will require them to live by the oath. They know the deities don’t tolerate lies and deceit. She also appealed to Nigerian leaders both at federal and state levels to approve August 20 as Public Holiday to celebrate Isese Day.

Chief (Mrs.) Animashaun who hails from Ile-Ife, Osun state, has championed a remarkable development towards the growth of traditional practices in Nigeria and overseas. She has received many awards for her integrity, hard work and innovation.

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