As part of his administration’s commitment in Re-building Imo, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha, recent directive to members of Imo State House of Assembly to make law that would henceforth make the speaking and teaching of Igbo language compulsory in all the primary and secondary Schools in the state has received an overwhelming support from members of Igboezue International organization.
Igboezue International which is a socio cultural organization committed to the promotion and sustenance of good Igbo cultural heritages gave Governor Ihedioha’s directive support as part of their resolutions during their National Executive Council (NEC) held recently in Awka, Anambra State capital.
The group led by High Chief Pius Okoye (Oyi of Oyi) pointed out that the Governor’s directive has been one of the critical objectives of the association as Igbo language as one of the ethnic group cultural heritages is on the verge of going into extinction.
Igboezue in commending Governor Ihedioha recalled that no nation or ethnic group can advanced without her native language while advising the state Assembly on the need to ensure the earliest realization of the Governor’s directive.
The group enjoined other South East Governor’s to emulate Governor Ihedioha of Imo State in the crusade to ensure that Igbo language did not go into extinction as being predicted by the Western world.
Igboezue also recalled it’s efforts in ensuring that Igbo language is protected and promoted by sponsoring Igbo language competitions among primary and secondary Schools within the South East Region.
The group expressed dismay over the lackiadis call attitude of some traditional rulers of the ethnic nationality who are supposed to be custodian of the ethnic group cultural heritages but rather abuses same.