- Soon, there will be a special holiday for traditional worshippers in Lagos state
- According to the state government, this will also boost tourism
- Meanwhile, a bill is already at the state assembly and it will also regulate the activities of the worshippers
The Lagos government says it is considering a public holiday for traditional worshippers in the state.
This was disclosed by the special adviser to the governor on tourism, arts and culture, Solomon Bonu, Punch Newspaper reports.
According to him, Governor Sanwo Olu would soon sign the bill which is currently with the state House of Assembly into law.
With this, a public holiday will be officially created for traditional worshippers. Also, the bill, if signed into law will regulate their activities.
“Very soon, the State House of Assembly will pass a bill regarding the activities of traditional worshipers. With the bill, there will be a specific day earmarked for them as public holiday or work-free day, and on that day which may likely be in August."
Aworeni who is also called the Araba Agbaye, cautioned the Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, against actions that might incite violence in the state.
He consequently called on the House of Representatives under Femi Gbajabiamila to halt a bill that sought to institutionalise the use of hijab in the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that matters of religion are usually regarded as highly important in Nigeria with many people moving towards Islam or Christianity. However, there are a few who are traditional worshippers and very proud of it.
Just recently, a lady identified on Facebook as Anita Adaobi Jeremiah Ezenwanyi caused quite a buzz after she shared her thoughts about Christianity and how she would make sure her children do not toe that path.
Adaobi said none of her children would have anything to do with Jesus Christ. She even added that once they came of age, she would take them to the river for proper cleansing so that they would be at peace with the marine spirits.