Amidst Covid-19, thousands troop out in Ogbomoso as Egungun festival begins

Amidst Covid-19, thousands troops out in Ogbomoso to celebrate the annual Egungun festival as it began yesterday.

The annual one week egungun festival is a celebration of Ogbomoso custom and tradition.

Speaking with our correspondent, Oluwafemi Ajiboye, the Alaga Eleegun of Ogbomosoland, Chief Ifatona Akinyemi said they festival will be done Lowkey this year as the masquerades will only dance in their various compounds.

He said the Chairman of Ogbomoso North local government, Hon Ibrahim Ajagbe has called them to a meeting earlier where they agreed that any masquerade dancing around the city should be arrested.

Speaking also, the Oba Isegun of Ogbomosoland, Chief Azeez Awoniyi also urged everyone to comply with the directives of the government as he urged the government to consult with traditional worshippers on how to combat the Covid 19 pandemic.

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