Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has banned the use of English language as a means of communication during any traditional function in any part of the state.
He gave the directive during the First Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum today August 19th.
Represented at the occasion by the Head of Service, Deji Ajayi, the governor said any traditional function in the state must be done speaking only traditional language.
“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 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 people” he said