“It is Unfair” Writer Questions Why Nigeria Has Christian And Muslim Holiday But None For Traditional Worshippers
The writer/poet pointed out that each year Christians and Muslims have multiple public holidays but traditional worshippers have none to celebrate their deities.
“It’s unfair that we get to have public holidays for Christmas, Easter, Eid el fitr, Eid el adha, Boxing Day, Maulud Nabiy but no recognition of a day set aside for tradition worshippers to celebrate. No day set aside for the Yoruba to worship the Olodumare and the orisas (sango, Osun,oya, èsù etc)
“No day set aside for the Igbo to worship Chukwu, Ala or their Chi etc
“No day for any of the tribes to worship and celebrate their beliefs.
“We can’t keep marginalizing and disrespecting other people’s belief because of introduced religions.