Gov Kayode Fayemi bans usage of English language in all traditional gathering in Ekiti State
All traditional gathering of whatsoever in Ekiti State will no longer have its discussion in any other language expect the states local dialects.
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has today banned the use of English language as a means of communication during any traditional function in any part of the state. The order came during the First Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum today August 19th.
Fayemi who was Represented at the occasion by the Head of Service, Deji Ajayi, the governor said any traditional function in the state must on have communication in only traditional languages.
He said :
“From today, henceforth, the government has banned the speaking of English in any cultural programme. Whoever that will participate in any traditional programme must speak Yoruba or our dialect. We are going to organise Ekiti State Festival of Arts and Culture in December this year to enhance. Our capacities in crafts, dancing, weaving and other vocational areas of arts.
“We should not forget to teach our children those values that will make Ekiti to remember their heritage. And sustain our culture as people” he said.
The move was to promote the better use of local language use among people in the state