Henceforth, state officials in Ekiti will no longer speak the English Language.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, placed the ban in Ado Ekiti on Monday.
“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,” sad Fayemi.
He said this during the first Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum with the theme Arts and Culture for Economic Prosperity”.
Represented at the event by the Head of Service, Deji Ajayi, the governor revealed that the state will hold its Festival of Arts and Culture in December, 2019, as part of the ways to boost the economy of the state.
“In the primary school teachers’ recruitment exercise we advertised recently, we wanted to employ 1,100 teachers and over 19,000 had applied on our website,’ he said.
“This shows that government must develop the skills and capacities of our youths to be able to be on their own.
“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 a people.”
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