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Jonathan charges Ndigbo on threat to Igbo language

By Victor Ahiuma-Young

OWERRI—PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has charged  people of the South East Nigeria to look inwards for solutions to perceived threats to the extinction of Igbo language in the next fifty years.

President Jonathan in an address to the second international conference on the extinction of the Igbo language in Owerri, Imo State, nevertheless, commended Governors Peter Obi of Anambra State and Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State for their leading roles in the preservation of the Igbo language.

Speaking through the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, the President affirmed that neither western education nor the Diaspora factor could be blamed for the decline of the Igbo language and traced the problem to the fact that the Igbo family had stopped speaking to their children in their mother tongue.


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