OLIGIE – The Egwu (New yam) festival of the people of Oligie-Igbanke in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State has ended at Oligie with a call on the youths to stay out of trouble and imbibe the cultural heritage of Igbanke people.
The Onogie of Oligie, His Royal Highness, Samuel Osunde who made the call said the youths are the lifewire of any community or nation and that the behaviour of youths today will affect their live tomorrow.
During the celebration which lasted seven days, Oligie indigenes exchanged gifts with relations, friends and loved ones as homage was paid to the Onogie by chiefs and age grades of the town.
On of the last day of the festival which featured dancing, merry making and cultural display, the Onogie, His Royal Highness Samuel osunde paid royal visits (Ifon Ali) to titled Chiefs to express thanks to them for their assistance in maintaining the peace in the town. They include chiefs Joseph Anyokwu, the Ekowa of Oligie and Chief John Atuye. The Onogie was accompanied by Chief Ike Omaghe, the Onyenweihia, Chief Ngozi, the Odozi Ali and the Elema of Oligie.