Ndigbo urged to instill mother tongue on children
By Akon Eddy, Kaduna
A socio-cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Kaduna State Chapter, has called on parents to ensure they educate their children on mother tongue to imbue discipline.
President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Kaduna State Chapter, Barrister Chief Austin Amaechi, who made the call at the maiden presidential cultural night held in Kaduna on Thursday, hinted that the maiden cultural night was to showcase Igbo language and culture as well as afford igbos opportunity to bring together their titled men, women, leaders to impact knowledge on their children.
His exact words, “I appeal to parents to ensure they educate their children with Igbo language, customs and traditions.
“This is one of the measures to instill Igbo discipline on our children as future leaders to maintain and promote Igbo Language and culture.
“This will make our children to excel not only in academic performances but also in Igbo Language and other cultural heritage,” he said.
Chairman of the occasion, Chief Bartholomew Okeke, Wakili Igbo, Kakau District in Gbagyi Chiefdom Kaduna state, in his remarks promised to sponsor the 2016 Ohanaeze Ndigbo presidential cultural night.
Chief Okeke, who is also the Ogbuefi Ezeudo Goni-Gora and Chairman, Association of Luxurious Bus Owners of Nigeria, ALBON, Kaduna State, appealed to Ndigbo to teach their children the Igbo Language and get acquainted with their brothers/sisters back home for their own benefits.
The 2015 presidential cultural night showcased the rich cultural heritage of the Ndigbo.
Posted from GoBroadsheet