Business activities shutdown in Ikorodu town over Oro festival

Posted by News Express | 9 May 2018 | 1,871 times

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The Oro Festival in Ikorodu on Tuesday paralysed social and economic activities and restricted movement of women in spite of the assurance given by the police and the traditional institution on free movement.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  women  in the town kept off  the streets while banks and other businesses shut down, with no  vehicular  and human movements in  major sections  such as Aga, Ojubode and  motor parks,

Lagos Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi and Ikorodu monarch, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, had on Monday jointly issued a statement, assuring women of their safety during the festival contrary to the age-long practice restricting movement.

The statement had blamed “mischief makers” for the development in the town, going by social media report on the festival.

It also quoted the Commissioner of Police as saying that the Command would not tolerate any discriminatory tradition against the female gender.

The statement further warned that the Command will deal with anybody who hides under the guise of custom or tradition to foment trouble in the state. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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