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ISESE Day: Traditional Religion Will Soon Have Its Holy Book Like Quran, Bible, Says Faluade

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By;  Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

As Yoruba traditional worshipers celebrated the 2016 Isese day, a traditionalist and founder of Ifa Olokun Foundation, Chief Ifakayode Faluade, has said traditional religion believers will soon have their own holy book, which will serve the same purpose like Holy Quran and Holy Bible.

Faluade, who stated this at this year’s Isese day held at Sango in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, said plans had reached an advanced stage to unveil the holy book for all traditional religion to use during their worship periods.

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He said the traditional religion, which is one of the oldest religions in the world, is one of the purest religions which worships same God with other religions like Christainity and Islam.

“While Christians call their only deity, God; Muslims, Allah; we traditional worshipers call Him Eledumare”.

Chief Ifaluade, who is also the President of Ifa Olokun Foundation, called on the state and the federal governments to as a matter of fair play and justice set a day aside for traditional worshipers to worship their gods.

He said: “What Osun State Government did by declaring Monday a public holiday to mark this year Isese Day is highly commendable. The Federal and Ogun State governments should also give us a day annually as a work-free day to celebrate our ancestors.

“There are so many things that could be gained if government gives necessary recognition to traditional religion as it will enhance tourism and promote the divination and theory of Ifa Orunmila, which is the real word of Almighty God, Olodumare”.

Also, Chief Aregbesola Anipupo, Oluwo Ifa of Ogun State, said governments at all level should give equal recognition they gave to christians and muslims to traditional worshipers because every home or family has a traditional deity, which their forefather worshiped before the advent of Islamic religion and christain religion in Nigeria.

He added that Muslim and christain religious have boards devoted to their religions at the state and federal levels and they were given equally rights while the traditionalists were excluded as they are the one that accommodate the two religious in Nigeria.

Faluade urged traditionalist to be dedicated in their service to humanity and tht they should continue to pray for peace and unity in the country.

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