Enugu State Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Charles Egumgbe, has reiterated the state government’s position against any obnoxious and inhuman traditions that demean the people.
Egumgbe stated this yesterday in Enugu while reacting to alleged ostracism of the entire people of Edeaniagu Village in Ishi-Ozalla Autonomous Community, Nkanu West Local Council of the state.
He said that the state government had abolished all harmful traditions that infringed on the fundamental rights of the people of the state, including the Osu caste system.
He said that no individual or group of persons had the right to deny people their rights on the basis of the ‘free-born and slave’ mentality.
Egumgbe said that such practice had no place in the state as the practice of Osu Caste had been abolished.“This ministry is bound to protect the fundamental rights of the people in the communities and ostracism has no place in the constitution of town development unions,” he said. (Guardian)