Lawmakers at the Imo State House of Assembly have promised to support, through legislations, moves aimed at reviving Igbo culture and tradition.
The Speaker, Collins Chiji, who spoke when he received in audience the Imo State University chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said under his leadership, the assembly would give priority to policies that would strengthen Igbo culture and tradition.
Regretting that Igbo culture and tradition were speedily being abandoned, Chiji said the legislature would give speedy consideration to policies that would revive Igbo culture.
The speaker said he and his colleagues would partner the state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, towards reviving the traditions.
He said, “I am happy we have young ones like you who have huge passion for Igbo culture and tradition. I want to promise you that we will partner the state governor towards reviving our culture and tradition.
“We will give speedy consideration to policies, bills and motions that would revive the Igbo tradition. If you have any programme or plan that would promote our culture, bring it on. We will support it and give it the legislative backing it requires.”
The speaker encouraged parents to teach their children Igbo language at home instead of grooming them in English language.
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