Government Set To Launch Igbo Radio Station To Boost CultureGovernor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has on Tuesday, November 22 said he would float a radio station that would broadcast its programmes only in Igbo language.
He made this known during a public event organised by an Igbo cultural society known as “Otu suwakwa Igbo’’ headed by former Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Pita Ejioforon.
The governor said “this is my contribution toward preventing the Igbo language from going into extinction.”
Obiano expressed dismay at the failure of parents to teach their children the Igbo language and culture.
To further promote the culture, he declared that pupils in the state would wear Igbo traditional attire to school every Wednesday.
According to him, folklore will be taught to primary school children every Wednesday evening.
The governor said that the Igbo folklore he learnt while growing up had helped in shaping his behaviour and guided his relationship with other people till date.
“Igbo folklore is powerful in building morals and values. I can’t forget my late primary school teacher and the way he used Igbo folklore to teach us great lessons.
“Even as a Governor, those stories about the tortoise and other animals still guide my life.”
He assured the Igbo cultural society that the state government would strengthen the law that would make it mandatory for all to communicate in Igbo language and wear traditional attire on Wednesdays.