The increasing rate of criminal activities in the country has been blamed on the neglect of cultural values and heritage.

The Onibuji of Ibuji in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Folagbade Ojo gave this position at the celebration of Ibuji Yam festival also known as Ìjesu-Olókun.

Oba Folagbade explained that traditional religion forbade injustice, corruption, killings and kidnappings which were now the order of the day in the society.

The monarch who decried daily increase of criminality despite millions of churches and mosques charged Nigerians to save their cultural heritage from extinction.

High-points of the Ìjesu-Olókun Festival were traditional prayer for the town at Olokun shrine, Òbèrèmóyè where the residents exchanged strokes of cane and installation of new chiefs.

Residents of Ibuji exchanging strokes of cane as part of the festival

General Manager, Radio Nigeria Positive FM, who is the Asiwaju of Ibuji  Chief Tunde Abiodun was represented by the Controller Programs, Mr. Sunkanmi Taiwo at the festival.

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