Stella Dimoko Okorocha Bans Traditional Rulers From Speaking English At Functions


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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Okorocha Bans Traditional Rulers From Speaking English At Functions

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Governor Rochas Okorocha has banned traditional rulers in the State from speaking English at functions and in conducting affairs at their palaces and directed that they must talk in Igbo at functions and Conduct activities in their palaces in Igbo, adding that they Could employ the services of interpreters if the need arises.

Governor Okorocha gave the directive while handing over letters of recognition and staff of office to Nineteen (19) newly recognized traditional rulers in the State, adding that Igbo language must not be allowed to die as been predicted in some quarters.

The governor also told the traditional rulers in the State to be agents of peace, progress, and prosperity in their respective domain instead of being tools of disunity and destabilization, warning that any traditional ruler who could not show genuine leadership in his autonomous Community stands the risk of having his Certificate of Recognition and Staff of Office withdrawn.

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  1. His motives seems genuine hence I see nothing wrong in his decision. We need to value and protect our cultures.
    I know a couple wife is igbo and husband is Yoruba. Their kids can only speak English. Such a painful situation . So imagine such child trying to get a political seat in future how will be or she reach out to the grassroots.

    1. That situation, the kids may have to learn one native language. Father preferable.

    2. Kids from this type of homes /marriage learn the mothers native tongue seeing shes always with them. Unless they mother can speak the father's native tongue.

  2. Nice one...I no be Igbo but it's a good one dia...who English don help..

    Wetin Germany dey speak?

    China nko?

    Wat am after is,let dia be peace in dis country n lets allow development to take over

    MC pinky

  3. Replies
    1. I hope his not owing d families of ur boo,king Eze? *side eyes*

  4. For once, this Okoroawusa has done something commendable. He should extend it to the House of Assembly.

  5. It makes a whole lot of sense. Keep the language alive. If anyone doesn't understand let them get an interpreter to translate whatever they say.

  6. Is a good idea, other tribes don't speak English during their own function. I love the idea, we must promote igbo language.

  7. Enter your comment... I don't have anything against this but the truth is that Okorocha and his APC demons are just wiping up sentiments to blindfold nigerians. I'm sure you are all happy about this, but what about the real issues affecting your lifes and future?

    1. Language, culture and traditions are part of what is negatively affected and if care is not taken, may go extinct.
      It is one of the major identities of a nation.

  8. Makes sense. After all they are the custodians of culture.

  9. African leaders and the tyrannical/autocratic selves! Isn't English an official language in Nigeria? If you're interested in promoting a language/culture, why not ENCOURAGE them to speak the language NOT ban them from speaking English

  10. Good idea.

    chim_oma a.k.a. Miss Kapusu


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