Abuja - The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Age Ogungunniso I has declared the speaking of Yoruba compulsory in his palace.
According to Vanguard, the order was given after the Olubadan expressed concern that the Yoruba language was being avoided and could eventually become extinct.
In addition, the prominent leader called on all South West governors to ensure that teaching and learning in the language is made compulsory in all schools within the zone.
The Olubadan advised parents to encourage Yoruba, while noting that any tribe whose language dies perishes as a result, Nigeria Today reports.
“I am always worried at the rate at which our language is dying by the day due to the insensitivity of some our parents who now rejected their mother tongue and also prevented their kids from speaking it,” stated the traditional leader.
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