Yeye-Osun of Lagos Mainland, Mrs. Folusho Adeogun-Oga, on Tuesday, urged followers of the African Traditional Religion (ATR) to be honest in their ways of life for the society to emulate them.
Adeogun-Oga told NAN in Lagos that some adherents’ dishonesty in relating to those that had approached them had reduced people’s trust and confidence in traditional practices.
This had forced them to embrace crimes, corruption and other social vices as their norm, the traditionalist said.
If all the practitioners were honest and above board in their attitudes, they would be able to shape the larger society for the better, she said
She said that gone were those days that people had strong conviction on the potency of the traditional practice.
“Sanctions were instantly meted out then against .culprits of any crimes without any cumbersome processes.
“ We need to go back to our roots so that our value-systems do not die a natural death.’’
Adeogun-Oga said that going back to our native practices would help instill sound morals in the society.
She also said that we should embrace the use of our natural plants, water and some other things created by God for healing and other positive things.
Nigerians returning to their roots would bring about sanity and orderliness to prevail, she said.
“Africa Traditional Religion will encourage every individual in the society to conform to the dictates of the law and reduce social vices currently in vogue,’’ she said. (NAN)