Oro festival: Stay at home, Ikorodu monarch orders women

Shock has greeted an order by the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Adewole Shotobi Adegorushe V, barring women from the Lagos suburb on Tuesday May 8, 2018 over the observance of the Magbo Oro traditional festival.

Shotobi issued the order in a letter dated April 23, 2018 and addressed to the Chairman, Management Board of Ikorodu Town Hall.

The letter reads: “This us to notify you of the above mentioned festival which is slated for Tuesday 8th May, 2018.

“According to tradition, all female (sic) are forbidden to be seen outside their homes or move around the town on this date which is Oro Day.

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