Rivers State Government has concluded plans to promote indigenous languages through effective teaching in schools across the state. Addressing journalists on Wednesday evening after the State Executive Council meeting, State Information Commissioner, Dr Austin Tam-George said the council resolved to set up a board to work out modalities for the revival of indigenous languages.
The Information Commissioner said the State Executive Council which was chaired by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike noted that youths and children in the state hardly speak indigenous languages, hence the need to act now. According to him, all members of the council were unanimous in supporting the need for more attention to the teaching and learning of indigenous languages.
He said the government took the decision to ensure that the indigenous languages are preserved for future generations. Dr Tam-George added that the meeting also resolved to enhance the project monitoring framework of the administration for better project delivery. He said that good governance issues also featured prominently during the State Executive Council as it was resolved that the Wike administration must leave lasting legacies for the people of the state.
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2nd March, 2016.
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