Cultural preservation: Society tasks media on folklore


Dr Bukar Usman, President Nigerian Folklore Society

By Felicia Imohimi

The Nigerian Folklore Society (NFS) has called on media practitioners to promote and preserve Nigerian culture by airing cartoons, video games and movies, among others.

Dr Bukar Usman, the President of the society, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.

Usman decried the over promotion of foreign culture by some media organisations in the country at the expense of our local folklores.

According to him, the media has a great role to play in the promotion and preservation of our culture, noting that through such measures “we will be able to bequeath our cultural values on the children”.

He described the rate of airing of foreign cartoons, video games and others in the new media as inimical to the development and preservation of the Nigerian culture.

“To sustain and preserve the Nigerian culture our reliance is on the media to carry the message across…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria