Devotees ignore government warning and proceed to drink contaminated water from Osun River.
The Osun State government has earlier warned devotees, tourists and other participants of the annual Osun Osogbo Festival against drinking from the Osun River due to contamination.
The Commissioner for Health, Rafiu Isamotu, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Osogbo.
The Osun Osogbo Festival is an annual cultural event in Osun State.
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Worshippers take part in the Osun- Osogbo festival in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on August 12, 2022.
The Osun-Osogbo festival presents an opportunity for the indigenes of Osun state, friends and fun-loving tourists to converge in town for the annual celebration for the event which has gained global recognition.