Indigenous language: Lagos Speaker hails Army

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The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has commended the Nigerian Army on its directive to its personnel to learn the country’s three major indigenous languages — Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.

Obasa, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Political and Legislative Matters, Mr Mufutau Egberongbe on Saturday, said the directive showed that the army was passionate about ensuring internal peace and unity in the country.

“Our argument has often been that security officers should operate in areas where they understand the language, cultures and traditions of the people,” he said.

The speaker said that was one of the reasons why the lawmakers had constantly advocated for state policing.

“We also recently resolved to have the Yoruba language…

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