OSU Caste practice which has been as old as Igbo culture has been a ragging and controversial issue in Igbo land for centuries.
Recently, Anambra State Government adopted a resolution by major traditional rulers in the South east to abolish the Osu Caste in Igbo land. December, 28, 2018, has been set aside to end the controversial issue.
Chairman of Eri Dynasty, Traditional Rulers Forum, Eze Nkeli Nzekwe Kelly, Regent of the Ancient Nri Kingdom, Prince Ikenna Onyeso, Convener and President, Celibacy International Initiative, Nollywood actor Joseph Okechi and other traditional rulers announced that the abolition would take place at the Nri Palace in Anambra State on December, 28th 2018.
The custodian of Igbo Traditional Institution has equally warned of far-reaching consequences for those wishing to continue on the obnoxious practice.
In a letter of endorsement by the Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs Indigenous Artwork Culture and Tourism, Sally Mbanefo to ,Director, Celibacy International, made available to newsmen, she assured of state government unflinching support to abolishing the practice in Igbo land.
Her words, “Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artwork, Culture and Tourism has umatic stigma of Osu/Ohu/Ume Caste. As a ministry, we also commend your selfless and bold commitment to the abolition of this demeaning caste system in