Lagos Assembly seeks introduction of Yoruba for SEC meetings


The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the state governor, Akinwunmi  Ambode to introduce the use of Yoruba language in conducting proceedings once in a month at the State Executive Council meetings, as part of move to prevent the extinction of the Yoruba Language in the state.

This was the centrepoint of a motion presented during plenary yesterday by a member of the House, Hon. Olanrewaju Ogunyemi.

The lawmaker noted that when that happens it will encourage other persons to be more serious in the use of the language and help to encourage more usage.

It was also suggested that the state governor should direct the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture to set aside a day annually in Lagos State for the purpose of celebrating Yoruba, Arts and Culture Day with a view to propagating the
use of the Language as a means of communication and transaction.

The sponsor of the motion, Hon. Ogunyemi added that the governor should direct the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General to cause the State Law Reform Commission to commence the process of translating all existing laws of the state into Yoruba Language as stated in section 9 (4) of the Laws of Lagos State 2015.



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