- The lake of Okposi in Ebonyi produces salt and has been the centre of production for the people in the community
- Discovered by two hunters in dire need for water according to folklore, it was a good place to get salt during the civil war
- The lake birthed a popular market called the Odenigbo Okposi where people come from all over the country to buy salt
The lake of Okposi in Ebonyi state is one of nature's wonders. According to Folio NG, the water level in the lake is on the low during the rainy season and high in the dry season.
Only scaled fishes survive in it as it has been a source of salt to the indigenes for over 400 years. A local oral story has it that it was discovered by two local hunters who were on the search for water to satiate their thirst.
The women in the community have been latching on the power of solar technology to produce salt as buyers come in from far and wide to buy. A popular market called Odenigbo Okposi became known for this.
Okposi lake is located in Ohaozara local government area in the state. It served as a good resource centre during the civil war as people came to it for salt.
Another salt lake in the local government is called the Uburu Salt Lake. Though it is bigger than the one in Okposi, its salt production is only seasonal.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Tuareg tribe gives much power to women as they are allowed to decide their fate without the so-called supreme power of men.
Their men wear a blue indigo veil as a protective measure to keep their face safe from the dust of the desert.
The tribe never dumped their tradition of allowing men to wear veil instead of women despite their adoption of Islam.
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In the case of divorce, the women get to keep all the tents and the animals as the man is chased out to return to his mother’s home with just a camel in his possession.
Also, whenever the women divorce their husbands, their mothers will throw them a party so that other men can know they are now available for new relationships.
One of the things that are beautiful about the tribe is that they have dignity and a Tuareg will never ask for things like water if they are not offered.
It should be noted that the Tuareg has greatly moved across the Sahara over 1000 years and have made an alliance with Islamic group in the bid to seek their independence.
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