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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Gov. Okorocha Bans Traditional Rulers From Speaking English At Functions

Governor Rochas Okorocha has banned traditional rulers in Imo State from speaking English at functions and in conducting affairs at their palaces and directed that they must talk in Igbo at
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functions and conduct activities in their palaces in Igbo, adding that they could employ the services of interpreters if the need arises.

Governor Okorocha gave the directive while handing over letters of recognition and staff of office to Nineteen (19) newly recognized traditional rulers in the State, adding that the Igbo language must not be allowed to die as been predicted in some quarters.

The governor also told the traditional rulers in the State to be agents of peace, progress, and prosperity in their respective domain instead of being tools of disunity and destabilization, warning that any traditional ruler who could not show genuine leadership in his autonomous Community stands the risk of having his Certificate of Recognition and Staff of Office withdrawn.

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