Acting Director Anambra State Library Board, Mrs Obalum Calls For Promotion Of Igbo Language…

Written by on April 26, 2023

The Acting Director of Anambra State Library Board, Mrs. Obioma Obalum, has called for sustained campaigns to save the Igbo Language from fading away permanently.

Mrs. Obalum, who made the call in Awka, said that with the language still dangerously endangered, Ndigbo should take responsibility to see that the most significant aspect of Igbo Culture is not thrown away.

Mrs. Obalum who stated that Ndigbo would be held accountable if the Igbo Language goes into extinction, urged families, schools, religious bodies, communities, government and other critical stakeholders, to be at the vanguard of reviving the revered mother tongue, insisting that if every stakeholder can show sincerity in taking ownership of the language, the imminent danger could be averted.

She singled out parents and guardians, who demean the language in the presence of their children and wards, urging them to understand that communicating with their children in their mother tongue gives a sense of pride and cultural identity .

Speaking further, an Igbo language advocate, Engineer Sunday Ajulu, said that while government comes up with stricter language support policies in public and private offices and schools, schools on the other hand should see teaching and learning of the mother tongue as a compulsory academic activity that should be strictly followed.

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