Traditional religion adherents have enjoined the government to accord them the same recognition given to Muslims and Christians.
They made this known at a news conference held in Ibadan to herald the 2023 World Annual Ifa Festival.
Those who spoke at the event included the Araba/Olu Isese of Ibadanland, High Chief Ifalare Odegbemi Odegbola; Araba/Oluwo of Oyo, High Chief Faleye Kusaanu; Araba of Oka Akoko in Ondo State, Chief Adewale Oso and Jagunmolu Awo Agbaye, Dr. Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode.
The traditional religion faithful said they were entitled to the things Muslims and Christians enjoyed.
They noted that traditional religion had never waged war against any religion.
“We implore our monarchs to promote the traditional religion, which is the basis of their crowns.
“The World Annual Ifa Festival began two weeks ago with activities, including pilgrimage to our sacred shrines and grooves in Ekiti State. Activities in Ile-Ife will commence on June 1 and the grand finale will hold on June 3 at Oke Itase, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
“The new year Ifa divination will be cast in the early hours of June 4, which is the first day in Yoruba calendar.”