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119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by SATANICALLY666: 12:28pm On Apr 07
The 119 villages in the nine autonomous communities in Nsukka town, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Wednesday, formalised the eradication of Osu Caste system in their communities.

The decision which was taken by the monarchs, town unions and other traditional institutions in the communities in collaboration with the Initiative for the Eradication of Traditional and Cultural Stigmatization in our Society, IFETACSIOS, was capped up with an interdenominational prayer session cum declarations and ‘Isu Oho’ by the chief priests and ‘Akpuraruas’ from the three quarters which make up Nsukka town.

Speaking during the interdenominational prayer session at the St. John’s Primary School, Ugwuorie, Nsukka, the Catholic bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godffrey Onah, condemned the reprehensive traditional practice.

Quoting Galatians 3:28, the clergy explained that there was no need for discriminatory practices amongst people created by God.

The bishop who was represented by the Cathedral Administrator, Rev Fr. Eugene Odo, also said “this is the first of its kind in Nsukka cultural zone. There cannot be development amidst strife and discrimination. The Osu caste system needs to be eradicted to enable all memebers of the society contribute their quota in moving the communities forward because we cannot make progress when we discriminate against ourselves,” the cleric said.

He also called for other communities within the Nsukka cultural zone to emulate Nsukka town by initiating steps towards ending harmful cultural practices that are anti people.

Speaking to journalists during the event, the President General of Nsukka Town Union, Chief Joseph Onyeke, while commending the nine autonomous communities in Nsukka town for the landmark achievement, said “By history, we cannot forget the efforts of our noble men and women like William Wilberforce, Mary Slessor who, about 200 years ago, volunteered their lives to make sure slave trade was abolished. Even though they achieved great height in securing legal freedom for the enslaved, some deprivations remained in practice till this day.

“In practice, discriminations have continued even in this part of the continent. They include denials of intermarriage, title-taking_Oha and Umuada, placement of Oho and Oduatu together and ascending to the height of ‘Onyeishi Aruah among others. The consequences of the above were restiveness and underdevelopment in all sectors of life.

“In Nsukka town, the crises of 1946-1955 regarding the discrimination practices worsened the matter, and ever since then, the problems were managed and never solved,” he said.

Also in his remarks, the traditional ruler of Ihe Nsukka Autonomous Community, HRH, Igwe George Asadu said , that Osu was a creation of humans and not God.

“The segregation lives here on earth and not in heaven. Even the Bible upholds all humans as equal before God,” he said.

He also said that with the eradication of Osu caste system, there would be hitch free intermarriage and equal economic rights which hitherto were not the case before now.

His counterpart of Owerre Nsukka Autonomous Community, HRH, Igwe Emeka Ugwu, said he was happy over the development, adding that he was the first monarch in Nsukka cultural zone to initiate the move towards the abolishment of the discriminatory practices.

In his contribution, the Visioner and Coordinator of IFETACSIOS, Nwada Stella Ogechukwu, while expressing her joy over the abolishment of the practice said “I take full cognizance of other communities that have abolished the caste system, but I call the Nsukka people the pace setters because you came together in strength, might and love to jettison the evil practice.

“I know the kind of efforts that go into achieving such a milestone. Your actions towards achieving this feat are commendable and worthy of emulation,” she said.

Earlier in his address, the chairman of the committee on Total Eradication of Discrimination between Ohu and Amu in Nsukka Town, Barr Peter Odo, described the development as a new dawn in the communities.

“After elaborate deliberations, it was unanimously agreed that the discriminatory practices between ‘Osu and Amu’ be totally eradicated and eliminated,” he announced.

He said that the committee set up to effect the abolishment came up with three solutions of “appeasement, compensation and reparation, adding that those who felt wronged and those whose forefathers may have also wronged others have fully forgiven one another.

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by triple996(m): 12:40pm On Apr 07
Igbo people grin
lets clap 4 kanu , he is really trying hard to complete with shekau. imo state is a good example of his hard work.

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by slowice(m): 12:47pm On Apr 07
Good one... I love good news, especially from the east.

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by Pentagon007: 12:57pm On Apr 07
This is fantastic move. My in-laws are making good moves to remove these ancient wicked cultures that drag the society backwards. Good one Nsukka. Home of my in-laws.

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by PHPdeveloper502(m): 12:59pm On Apr 07
Good to know. We need to adopt progressive culture and dump retrogressive ones
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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by Jessicaos(f): 1:08pm On Apr 07
Ok

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by petrick10(m): 1:09pm On Apr 07
A very welcome development

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by TheCalculator: 1:10pm On Apr 07
shocked
Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by golddust6000(m): 1:10pm On Apr 07
Pentagon007:
This is fantastic move. My in-laws are making good moves to remove these ancient wicked cultures that drag the society backwards. Good one Nsukka. Home of my in-laws.
do you know the meaning of OSU?

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by Seniorwriter(m): 1:10pm On Apr 07
Way to go...Long expected
Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by livebyday(m): 1:11pm On Apr 07
Okay now back to Buhari ...

But on a real . Buhari is a useless president and an incompetent buffoon

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by canalily(m): 1:12pm On Apr 07
then who will first throw stone easily said than done

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by ogododo: 1:12pm On Apr 07
Alleluia!
Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by Amalekki: 1:12pm On Apr 07
grin Good development. The karma is getting too much.

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by AmgrayLogistics: 1:13pm On Apr 07
God have mercy

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by ugochukwufrenzy(m): 1:13pm On Apr 07
good moves,,we are all one

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by Sabadon(m): 1:13pm On Apr 07
way to go......

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by laiperi: 1:14pm On Apr 07
Unfortunately, other forms of slavery and caste systems still exist in various degree in Nigeria.

Before we point fingers, until Hausa are liberated by the Fulani wannabes, Nigeria has uphill battles.

Find out why anyone would call his home sshihole if not for being reduced to the lowest form of human at home. Only to travel out to suck sshiholes for $100.00.
Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by Sunday2021: 1:14pm On Apr 07
No matter the abolishment, OSU will always remain osu. Nobody will want to marry them, majority of wailers are osu. Ebonyi igbos are consider to be inferior to Anambara igbos.

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by surrogatesng: 1:15pm On Apr 07
nice
Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by oyibo4real: 1:15pm On Apr 07
I had goosebumps reading this, God be praised for opening their eyes to this Truth. Say to to discrimination!!!

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by Baawaa(m): 1:15pm On Apr 07
Hope they all obey their leaders and abolished old custom

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by qualityalone: 1:16pm On Apr 07
ok
Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by Lovethaa: 1:16pm On Apr 07
Shit MAyne...


hm
Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by kuuljay(m): 1:16pm On Apr 07
Somany communities and villages have banned OSU cast system in the east but when it reaches the time for an OSU and a freeborn to get married they look for one flimsy excuse to terminate the marriage.The Igbos are the most stubborn tribe I've ever known,if they face front they don't look back no matter what others are saying

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by greenie77: 1:16pm On Apr 07
A good development.

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by kingthreat(m): 1:16pm On Apr 07
Alas Obiagelli, Chinelo and Adanna will now finally get married grin
All humans are one. Society should not tell you otherwise

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by GeneralPula: 1:16pm On Apr 07
Osu caste system don finally cast..

In Nsukka town, the crises of 1946-1955 regarding the discrimination practices worsened the matter, and ever since then, the problems were managed and never solved,” he said.

Wetin happen in 1946?
If we ask flatinoz, nah lie dem go lie.

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Re: 119 Villages Abolish Osu Caste System Practice In Nsukka by OkpaNsukkaisBae(m): 1:16pm On Apr 07
Wow...


Very good.

Better late than never.

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