NYSC calls for revitalisation of cultural values
By Saheed Ibrahim
The Ondo State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, Mrs Victoria Ani, has challenged youths to serve as agents of positive change towards revitalising the country’s cultural values.
While speaking at the Cultural Carnival for the 2023 Batch ”C” (Stream II) orientation course in Ikare-Akoko, Ani said that Nigerian youths must be proud to identify with the nation’s cultural heritage.
“It is most unfortunate and disheartening that the generation we plan to bequeath our heritage to shows little interest in and identifies with what emanates from the foreign land.
“This is not good enough and playing Ostrich when you should team up with other indigenes and natives to promote what we hold dear and precious”.
“As you prepare to make your most-sought services available at your places of primary assignment and host communities, let them know that you cherish our culture by promoting the indigenous language and adorning our locally made fabrics.
“If those coming into our country are promoting their cultures and exporting same into our land, then we should be wise to give our heritage an identity and sustain it”, she opined.
The Camp Director, Mrs. Martha Iziengbe Ihenyen, also stressed that Corps members should proudly showcase their cherished culture and language to the world.