Ekiti State Governor, kayode Fayemi has directed that no government official, teacher or government representative should speak English language during any traditional function in the state.
The Governor gave the order during the First Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum on Monday, where he was represented by Deji Ajayi, the Head of Service.
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 organize 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”