The Traditional Religion Worshippers’ Association of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter, on Tuesday, September 8, staged a peaceful protest to express their grievance over discrimination against traditional worshippers.
The Traditional Worshippers protested at the Oyo State Government secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan. Many of the agitators were seen with different placards asking the state government to stop the marginalization of the association as they demand for 5 days public holiday.
In one of the placards, traditional Religion worshippers says they are citizens of the state and should be treated fair and equal with other beliefs. One of the placards reads,
“Orisa devotees are also citizens of Oyo State”
The General Secretary, Traditional Religion Worshippers’ Association of Nigeria, Dr. Ifayemi Ifakayode, said the protest was in response to the discrimination suffered in the hands of the Oyo state government and that they want audience from governor Seyi Makinde.
Also speaking, the President General, Traditional Religion Worshippers’ Association of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter, chief Olukunmi Egbelade, charged governor Seyi Makinde to give necessary regards to the traditional religion worshippers and also rehabilitate tourist Centers across the state.
The protesters were received on behalf of governor Seyi Makinde, by the executive assistant to the governor on Security matters, retired CP Sunday Odukoya, appealed to the protesters to be civil in their agitation.