Major traditional landmark as Anambra gov’t adopts Dec. 28 for abolition of Osu Caste in Igboland


By Sunny A. David, Awka
Anambra State Government has adopted December 28, 2018 as by major traditional rulers in the South-East, to abolish the controversial Osu Caste in the region.
The Chairman of Eri Dynasty Traditional Rulers Forum, Eze Kelly  Nkeli, Regent of the Ancient Nri Kingdom, Prince Ikenna Onyesoh, convener and President of Celibacy International Initiative, Nollywood actor, Joseph Okechukwu and other traditional rulers, had announced that the abolition would take place at the Nri Palace in Anambra State next month.
They warned that there would be far-reaching consequences for those wishing to continue the obnoxious practice after the symbolic exercise.
In a letter of endorsement by the Commissioner, Anambra State Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artwork, Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo, to the Director, Celibacy International, and made available to newsmen.
She assured of the state government’s unflinching support to abolishing the practice in Igbo land.
Also endorsing the December 28 deadline for Osu abolition, Bishop Obi Onubuogu of The Rock Cathedral, Enugu, is leading a cross section of high profile South-East religious leaders to Agukwu Nri for the abolition exercise.
Bishop Onubuogu said the proposed abolition exercise couldn’t have come at a better time.

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