Women have been urged to keep off certain areas in Ikorodu area of Lagos state ahead of the forthcoming Oro festival. This is contained in a statement released from the Palace ahead of the festival.
The bi-annual Magbo festival, Isemo day aka Oro festival comes up on Tuesday 8th May, 2018.
Kabiru Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, traditional ruler of the town, said tradition forbids females to step out of their homes or move around town on the said day which he says is the “Oro Day”.
In a letter addressed to the chairman of the management boards of the Ikorodu town hall, Shotobi advised strict compliance with the warning.
“This is to notify you of the above-mentioned festival which is slated for Tuesday, 8 May 2018, according to tradition all females are forbidden to be seen outside their homes or move around the town on this date which is ORO DAY.”
“Your cooperation towards the success of the festival will be appreciated. Thank you in anticipation and God bless,” the letter read.
Some of the areas to be avoided by women are Ayangburen/ Palace road, Ita Elewa, Aga, Ladega, Ejinna, Obu ale, Sheriff/ Police station down to Igbe junction, Anibaba, Ota-ona/ Awolowo road, Itunmeko, Itunjubalo, Itunpate, Itunmoja, Kokoro Abu and Sabo.
Residents have been enjoined to inform their loved ones on the development.