The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe, has condemned the murder of a final year student of the Lagos State University (LASU).
In a statement on Tuesday by his media aide, Frank Meke, Mr Runsewe said that such an act was against the culture of Nigerians.
Favour Daley-Oladele was killed in Osun by her friend who is said to have received help from his mother.
The killing is believed to have been for money ritual.
Runsewe said that the rise among Nigerian youths’ insatiable quest for money through rituals had never been part of our culture.
He added that the trend should be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians.
“The killing of Miss Favour Daley-Oladele, a final-year student of the Lagos State University by her friend and mother for money ritual has nothing to do with the culturally accepted means of money-making,” he said.
“Killing somebody for money ritual is never a business and has nothing to do with being poor or lacking anything good in life. It is a spirit not associated with our people and our way of life.”
Runsewe said that the NCAC would, from 2020, embark on nationwide cultural advocacy that would discourage Nigerians from embarking on illegal and illegitimate means of becoming wealthy.
He said that women groups and organisations should take up the gauntlet and stop mothers from supporting their children in their quest to get rich at all costs.