Fashola Faniyi, an Ifa priest is advocating the swearing in of public officers through traditional oath.
The Ifa priest argued that as long as government at all levels refuses to recognise traditional religion alongside Christianity and Islam, true change would be difficult to achieve in the country.
“Why can’t we swear in our public officers through traditional methods such as the god of iron and the god of thunder to mention just a few. Why must our president and governors take oath of office only with the Bible and Quran?’’ Faniyi noted that politicians know the implications of swearing with traditional gods “because it will result in instant punishment when they indulge in sin or immorality.’’
“People believe that most of our traditional practices are fetish and this is not true,’’ he said.