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A Yoruba traditionalist Chief Yemi Elebuibon on Sunday, said for a proper revival of the culture ,parents and stakeholders must encourage their wards on the importance of speaking mother tongues at homes .
The Ambassador of Yoruba Culture and Heritage, encouraged parents to start teaching their children the traditional and culture at homes.
Elebuibon said this while responding to number of questions while featuring as a guest at a programme powered by Ayinla Egba media outfit, Agbo Miliki Fans Club to celebrate the living legend of Yoruba Culture and Heritage held in Abeokuta.
He warned that Yoruba language might go into oblibvion if all the stakeholders fail to do the needful .
The Ambassador called on the South-West Governors, to emulate Osun State Government by declaring public holiday for traditional festivals.
Speaking on the way traditional rulers are being treated , Elebuibon urged Nigerian Governors to stop disparaging traditional rulers, pointing out that such conduct was one of the major factors for the misfortune of the country.
He lamented that, it is worrisome on way and manner the Governors ridicule the traditional rulers, because the government is responsible for paying them salary, stressing that the insults have been more pronounced at public functions.
According to him, it is uncultured for traditional rulers standing to welcome a governor to a function.
He stressed that, some of these governors even exhibited effrontery to give handshake to the monarchs at every event when they met.
The traditionalist emphasized that such conduct is a clear indication that culture and tradition are being thrown into the mud, in the name of civilization, and called on need to revive the lost glory of culture and tradition, for the country to move forward.
Elebuibon used the occasion to advise traditional rulers on their own part, to embrace genuine culture, noting that some of them failed to pass through right and appropriate traditional rites before ascending the throne, hence, the cause for the shabby treatment being meted out to them
The traditionalist said a responsible Governor who knows his onions, should know that, there is always need to respect the royal fathers, who are the custodians of the tradition and culture, noting that in the history of both former and serving Governors, it is only Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former Governor of Osun State, who at every occasion publicly prostrate for monarchs
The Araba Awo of Osogboland, said it is also more ridiculous when Governors will instruct traditional rulers to report to their offices, at will, adding that, the governors are doing this to cause fear on the monarch, because they(Governors) have constitutional right to dethrone them.