Ooni of Ife lauds Lagos Assembly for promoting Yoruba cultural heritage.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogúnwusi has commended the Lagos State House of Assembly for its laudable steps toward promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Yorubas.
He gave the commendation while being hosted by the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, at the assembly complex on Monday.
He urged other the state assemblies in the Southwest to emulate the Lagos Assembly in the promotion of Yoruba Language.
“I am very happy to be here and see the Lagos State House of Assembly, using Yoruba Language to conduct its activities. I therefore enjoin all other Houses of Assembly in Yoruba Land to take a cue from this House.
“People in other countries honour and cherish Yoruba Language, but sadly here at home, we seem not to cherish what is ours.
“I therefore urge the Lagos State House of Assembly, to do all within its power to persuade other state assemblies in Yoruba speaking areas.
“They should see the importance of conducting their House businesses in Yoruba because this is one of the surest way to promote our language and cultural heritage,”
Meanwhile, the House passed a bill to establish a training institute for law enforcement officers in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the title is a ‘Bill for the Establishment of Lagos State Training Institute’, to provide for the training of law enforcement officers.
The Actng Clerk, Mr Lekan Onafeko read the bill for the third time and was subsequently passed at a sitting presided over by Obasa.
Obasa, thereafter, directed Onafeko, to send a clean copy of the bill to the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for assent.