Cultural Tourism: Monarch tasks Yorubas on need to preserve Culture and Language

His Royal Majesty Oba Dr. Jamiu Adewale Eletu has tasked Yoruba Indigenes in diaspora on the need to ensure their children not only learn to speak the language, but as well understand the cultural values of the Yoruba people.

He made the call in an interview with AVI TV News Correspondent Cleopatra Eki in Lagos. According to the him, he observed that most Yoruba people have abandoned their language and culture for foreign cultures saying instead of speaking Yoruba language to their children or wards, they prefer to speak English language.

This according to him, shows many have lost the dialect and native tongue, and may soon lose their identify if not checked. He urged families to teach their children to speak their native dialect in their formative years, since they have adaptive and retentive brains at this stage of their growth.

The Monarch also urged them to promote African foods, dressings and hairstyles showcasing the rich culture and traditions of the Land.

‘’The Yoruba Culture and Language is very rich. Teach your children to value and respect the culture and they must not be ashamed to speak the language even in public. It is not seemly for our children to come home and begin to sound and act like strangers in their own land.’’

He also commented on reports of insecurity, hardship and other negative stories making the rounds on Nigerian Social Media Platforms.

According to him, the Nigerian Media must put their right foot forward rather than falling prey to the temptation of wanting to sell ‘bad News’ in a bid to grow followership as this has not helped to improve the image of the country but rather it has made both Foreigners and most Nigerians in Diaspora begin to lose hope in Nigeria.

“There is no Country without challenges. We can’t run away from our country but must stand together and fix it.  And we will continue to pray for our Government at both local, state and Federal levels.” He said.

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