Ogun State Coordinator of Traditional Worshipers Association, Oluwo Fasola Faniyi has implored Traditional Rulers to appease Obaluaye, the custodian of healing, as an antidote to deal with the menace of Coronavirus that has claimed many lives globally.
Speaking with the journalists in Ota, Oluwo Faniyi said, sacrifices and offerings were made to Obaluaye against the spread of diseases that emerged in the olden days, imploring all traditionalists to pray with their various deities in all parts of the country.
“The Traditional Worshipers should use their wisdom to tackle issue like this, it is an avenue to showcase our belief and to convince the government that tradition still works as an antidote. I think this should be part ofour contribution to the society”, Faniyi said.
He enjoined traditional worshipers to abide with the government regulations, saying all ongoing festivals should stop, as it has been pronounced that no gathering should be above fifty, while regular washing of hands with soap should be adhered to.
Faniyi disclosed that all the traditional worshipers in the State were fully in support of Governor Dapo Abiodun led administration, promising to do the needful to curtail the present situation.
He advised individuals to hang ‘Akoko’ leaf on the entrances of their houses, as well as ‘Tagiri’ at the corners for precautions.