Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor, has directed that no government official, teacher or government representative should speak English language during any traditional function in the state.
Fayemi gave the order during the First Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum on Monday, where he was represented by Deji Ajayi, the Head of Service.
“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”