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Igbos to outlaw Osu caste system … Dec 28, reserved for proclamation at Nri Kingdom Anambra State

Those who still practice the Osu Caste System in Igbo land would be facing far-reaching consequences after December 28, this year, when the practice would be outlawed by Igbo traditional rulers.
The abolition of the practice has been scheduled to take place at Nri Ancient Kingdom in Anambra State and the Anambra State government as well as religious leaders has given their consent for the exercise.
In her letter of endorsement, the Anambra State Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artwork, Culture and Tourism, Barr. Sally Mbanefo. The government expressed its unflinching support for the exercise.
Also, Bishop Obi Onubuogu of The Rock Cathedral, Enugu is expected to lead some high profile church leaders to the Nri town for the exercise.
“We will ensure that the exercise is a huge success.  We are all in agreement that this is long overdue”, he stated.
A statement by Regent of Nri Kingdom, Prince Ikenna Onyesoh, earlier indicated that it would be spiritually suicidal for anyone to continue with the obnoxious Osu practice after of had been abolished.
He said come December 28, 2018, more stringent spiritual implications will be pronounced from Ikpo Eze-Nri against such devaluation for mankind, after an extensive spiritual abrogation exercise.
The Osu, in Igbo tradition, and usually discriminated against for no fault of their own, because they are said to be dedicated to deities, a practice people have been calling for its end since ages.
Also, the Eri traditional rulers said that they were set for the abolition The Chairman of Eri Dynasty Tradition Rulers Forum, Eze Nkeli Nzekwe Kelly said, “the whole world needs to witness what is about to happen in our land on Dec. 28, 2018 became such a thing has never happened before.
“The last time in history anything close to this happened was 200 years ago.  And, mark my words, after these abolition and atonement exercises, anybody who continues to uphold these practices will have themselves to blame.”
About 24 traditional rulers in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State had endorsed the abolition to free people from stigmatization, deprivations, dehumanization and lack of inter-marriages among the social classes.

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