Traditionalists Storm Ogun State House Of Assembly Over Bill Seeking To Regulate Burial And Installation Rites bluebloodz.com has confirmed.
The Ogun State House of Assembly has earlier told traditional rulers in the state that it will not allow the use of human beings for rituals during the installation or burial of a monarch.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, said this on Wednesday while declaring open, a public hearing on the traditional council law of Ogun State 2021 at the Assembly Complex, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta.
Oluomo stated that the lawmakers are not against traditional rites for installation and burial of Obas in the state, saying, however, that the use of humans for the purpose is barbaric and no longer allowed.
“Nobody is saying they should not do traditional rites for installation and burial of Obas, but we are not going to support the usage of human being for rituals, as the world has moved away from that barbaric practice, which is even against the right to life and human dignity as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, the speaker declared.
The speaker clarified that the bill does not set out to specifically adjust with the burial rites as being speculated.