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S-East lawmakers urged to conduct deliberations in Igbo

By Tony Edike

ENUGU — PERMANENT  Secretary, Enugu State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Ferdinand Anikwe, has called on Houses of Assembly in the South East geo-political zone to conduct their deliberations in Igbo language.

Anikwe said this at a night of tributes organised by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Enugu, in honour of its former Managing Director, late Sir Lawrence Nwachukwu Emeka (MON).

He asked the South-East Houses of Assembly to set aside at least a day in a week for deliberations to be conducted in Igbo language.

Anikwe, who described Emeka as an epitome of humility and a lover of Igbo culture, also charged governors of Igbo speaking states to review the primary and secondary school curriculum on Igbo language.

He lamented that Igbo language was gradually being extinguished, as nobody speaks Igbo these days, saying the best way to emulate Emeka was to ensure that Igbo culture continued.

In his remarks, Special Adviser to Enugu State Governor on Media, Mr. VinMartin Ilo, described Emeka as a music icon and a broadcaster who taught young broadcasters many things.

Ilo suggested that people should not just mourn Emeka but also remember the legacies he left behind.


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