A veteran Yoruba broadcaster, Alhaji Onaolapo Gbolagun and the President, Yoruba Language Rights Initiative, Dr. Lekan Oduola have called on the six governments of the South Western States, parents, and other stakeholders to put in more efforts at rescuing the Yoruba language and culture from going into extinction.
The two Yoruba cultural ambassadors made this call while fielding questions on today’s episode of the BCOS current affairs live television programme in Yoruba language; Kutuhai.
They condemned the parents, institutions of learning, and media houses that place foreign languages above Yoruba language and culture.
Both guests however gave kudos to the Oyo State Government for the recent directive given by the State Ministry of Education at making teaching and learning of Yoruba language compulsory in all government and private primary and secondary schools across the state.
They called on other South Western states’ governments in the country to take a cue from the laudable step taken by the Oyo State Government in order to save Yoruba language from going into extinction.