Igbo monarchs set to end the Osu caste system come December 28

Main Igbo conventional rulers have set December 28, 2018 to abolish the Osu caste system.


The Osu, in Igbo custom, are often discriminated in opposition to for no fault of their very own, as a result of they’re mentioned to be devoted to deities. For years, individuals have been calling for an finish to this barbaric follow. 


Whereas some areas within the South-East have succeeded in abolishing the Osu caste system, it’s nonetheless alive and effectively in a variety of Igbo communities. However that is about to vary.

Based on a press release on Tuesday, there might be an occasion marking the abolition of the Osu caste system in Igbo land. The occasion will happen on December 28 on the Nri Palace in Anambra State.


The assertion quoted the Regent of the traditional Nri Kingdom, Prince Ikenna Onyesoh, as saying it might be “spiritually suicidal” for anybody to proceed with the obnoxious Osu follow after it had been abolished.

He mentioned,

Come December 28, 2018,  more stringent non secular implications might be pronounced from Ikpo Eze-Nri  in opposition to such devaluation of mankind,  after an in depth non secular abrogation train.

The assertion additionally quoted the Eri conventional rulers as saying that they had been set for the abolition.

The Chairman of Eri Dynasty Conventional Rulers Discussion board, Eze Nkeli Nzekwe Kelly, mentioned, in line with the assertion.

The entire world must witness what’s about to occur in our land on December 28, 2018 as a result of such a factor has by no means occurred earlier than.

The final time in historical past something near this occurred was 200 years in the past. And mark my phrases, after these abolition and atonement workouts, anyone who continues to uphold these practices could have themselves responsible.

It’s time to finish these as soon as and for all and unite our individuals for the brand new period. It’s time for our estranged brothers and sisters who had been offered into slavery to return dwelling. We’re more than able to atone for the sins of our forefathers and reunite with our kits and kins in America, Europe, the Islands, and past. It’s time.


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