Traditional Worshippers in Osun State have stated that the 2019 heavy downpour was the causative agent of the deadly coronavirus killing people globally.
They said: “The heavy downpour of 2019 was what caused the pandemic because in the olden days whenever such happen the dry season that would follow there will be pandemic.”
They posited that there is need for propitiation in order to stop the pandemic in Nigeria.
The association Vice president, Chief Ojebowale Olojede explained that the propitiation is to allay the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria and the world.
According to our own deity, the entire world is divided into five and based on that we prepare the sacrifice that will halt the spread of coronavirus. He said.
Chief Olojede said they have consulted the Ifa oracle and it has prescribed the needed things to do before they offered the sacrifice to the gods.
He said, “the sacrifice is prepared to save Nigeria and also the world from the pandemic of coronavirus.
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” The masquerader that carried the propitiation is part of what the Ifa oracle recommended for the process.
However, Chief Olojede lamented that neglect of traditional worshippers for other religions has caused Nigeria and the world to be caught unaware of the pandemic.
He said that Traditional Worshippers in Osun State have offered rituals to the gods of the land appeasing it to stop the plague called coronavirus from spreading in the country.
While carrying out the traditional rite, a masquerader accompanied by some Ifa priests offered the propitiation in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
The masquerader carrying earthen pot which contained the propitiation also making enchantment to appease to the gods, to stop the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria and the world placed it carried from where it was prepared to a junction.