In the ongoing debate tagged the Great Umuaka Times Debate, the traditional ruler and royal father of Osina in Ideato LGA Imo State, HRH Eze has joined the league of royal fathers who have spoken and participated in the debate titled Should English Be the Official Language of Traditional Rulers in Nigeria.
HRH Eze O.S.B. Igwilo the third and the Ezeosina XV of Osina was blunt in his contributions. Hear him: “Everyone tries not to jettison his or her culture and tradition as well as language, but too bad we the Igbo are trying our best to throw ours away. Yoruba, Hausa and others hardly do so. they always stick to their languages and conduct several official assignments in their local languages.”
The royal father who was the former secretary, Imo State Council of Ndi Eze and assistant secretary South East Council of Traditional Rulers went further: “It is really beneficial for our royal fathers to use Igbo language officially because it will help our children to also develop interest in the language. In the event of mixed audience, the royal father should get an interpreter. I support the idea and appeal to our royal fathers to implement this revolution.”