Corrupt traditional system retards Africa’s development – Iwo Monarch


Oba Rasheed Akanbi

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Oba Rosheed Akanbi of Iwoland in Southwest Nigeria has traced lack of development in the African continent to corruption of her cultures and traditions.

The monarch, who was the royal father at the formal opening of the 2017 edition of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, week held at the Dapo Aderogba Hall of the union’s secretariat in Ibadan on Monday, called for cleansing of the traditional system to allow proper development to take place.

The monarch specifically spoke against the spread of cultism and cult societies, which, according to him, were responsible for shedding of innocent souls in people’s quest to acquire power and positions at all cost.

“Our tradition and culture have been corrupted. We must start fighting corruption in those areas if we crave meaningful development,” he added.

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