Speak English in Public and be Dethroned” – Gov. Rochas warns Traditional Rulers

The English language may be Nigeria’s lingua franca, but in Imo State, South East Nigeria under Rochas Okorocha, speaking English in public is the surest way for a traditional ruler to be dethroned.

Henceforth, according to the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, any Imo State monarch, who speaks English in any public forum in the state, risks losing his traditional stool. He said this in Owerri, the state capital last week, while inaugurating the state’s Imo Traditional Rulers Parliament and Community Government Council.


  1. Kudos for Rochas. This is the way forward. The mother tongue of the easterner are quite extinquishing. This really a way of waking it up. Another he should do is no employment for those who can not spell their Igbo name correctly. Like such things in vogue now such as Ezeh for Eze,odoh for odo,okafor for okafo,chibyk for chibik and so on. Really i like this.