Hausa Community Holds ‘Eko Sallah Durbar’ Festival In Agege

 Hausa Community Holds ‘Eko Sallah Durbar’ Festival In Agege

A colourful Durbar festival tagged ‘Eko Sallah Durbar’ has been held by the Hausa community in Agege to mark the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan and the Eld-il-fitri celebration.

During the festival tagged” Eko Sallah Durbar” when the Council of Arewa chiefs led by sarkin Agege,Allhaji Muhammadu Musa Dogontakin, came to pay homage to the Oba of Orile Agege, Oba Kamilu Agbedeyi, they both maintained that the peaceful relationship with dates back to the arrival of the first Hausa traders in 1893 will continue to be sustained. Arewa Chiefs, Yourba Oba preach peaceful co-rxistence

A durbar is a colorful parade of horses and riders rooted in Northern Nigeria’s custom dating back to the precolonial days now becoming a tool for cultural exchange imported in Lagos,south west Nigeria

The festival parade were also received at by chiefs of Olu OfAgege, Oba Ambali Isiba, their final destination was Jubril Martin school compound.
Lagos,they say has become a second home since the first Hausa settlers arrived Agege in 1893
Over 5,000 people including children ,youth, women and men enjoyed the cooling effect of the rain while participating in the durbar festival.

Tolani Giwa

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