The 119 villages in the nine autonomous communities in Nsukka town, Nsukka council area of Enugu state, Wednesday, April 7, formalized the eradication of Osu Caste system in their communities.
The decision 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).
The people resolved, among other things, that there was no need for discriminatory practices amongst people created by God. and that there cannot be development amidst strife and discrimination.
‘The Osu caste system needs to be eradicated to enable all members of the society contribute their quota in moving the communities forward because we cannot make progress when we discriminate against ourselves’, the people agreed.