Assembly in the South-West to emulate their Lagos State counterpart in
promoting Yoruba language and cultural heritage.
Ogunwusi, the Ojaja II, made the call when led other chiefs on a
courtesy visit to the House during plenary on Thursday, the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The monarch, who stressed the importance of preserving Yoruba
language, cultural values and tradition, commended the legislature in
Lagos for promoting native language.
He said, “I am very happy to be here and see you using Yoruba language to conduct your activities.
“I enjoin all Houses of Assembly in Yoruba land to learn from the Lagos Assembly.
“People in other climes honour and cherish Yoruba language. It is at home here that we don’t cherish what is ours.
“What is causing retrogression and defeat for us is that we don’t celebrate what is ours, our language and cultural values.
“If we are united as a people and cherish what is ours, every other thing will be easy for Yoruba nation to move forward.
“I urge you (Lagos Assembly) to endeavour to persuade other Houses of Assembly in Yoruba land to promote our heritage.”
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi