THE Rotary Club of Awka, District 9142, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, says it wants partnership with “Otu Subakwa Igbo’’ for preservation and promotion of Igbo language and culture among the younger generation.
The President of the club, Abuchi Nwozor, said that the partnership was necessitated by the need to promote Igbo language and culture through public enlightenment.
He added that the education was not only aimed at states in Igboland, but also states outside Igboland, so as to prevent the language from going into extinction.
He said it was regrettable that young generation of Igbos were showing apathy to Igbo language, “which is one of our cultural identities’’.
Nwozor said that various programmes of the club, including lectures on Igbo culture, were designed to re-orientate the younger Igbo persons who were copying western lifestyles and dressing.
Welcoming the group, the President of Otu Subakwa Igbo Worldwide, Prof. Pita Ejiofor, commended successive governments of Anambra State and other individuals for promoting Igbo language and culture by providing logistics support to the group.
He said that there was room for improvement in their efforts to promote the language.
While urging the delegation to explore opportunities in the media industry to achieve their objectives, Prof. Ejiofor called for the establishment of more Igbo desks in the educational sectors to help in achieving their objectives.
– Oct. 7, 2020 @ 17:54 GMT /