Controversy As New Och' Idoma Moves To Change Idoma Cultural Attire

Natives of Idoma ethnic group have kicked against the proposal by the new paramount ruler of Idoma nation, HRM Elaigwu Odogbo (Och’Idoma V) to change the red and black traditional attire of Idoma people.

It was observed that the monarch was said to have made the proposal at the just-concluded convention of Idoma Association in the USA.
The royal father was said to have proposed a new attire to include the blue and white attire of Igede speaking people of Oju and Obi.

To the Idoma, this traditional fabric, defined by bold stripes of red and black, is a symbol of unity—red, for strength and resilience of the people, which proved overwhelming for rival tribes or races seeking to displace the Idoma from the Benue basin where they settled,  and black, a reference to the agrarian nature of the people who depended on the earth for many purposes.

His proposal has been strongly opposed by Idoma people, especially the youths.

Credit: idomavoice

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