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[Lagos]–Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, a lawmaker and the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has advocated for a Yoruba language bill in the state.

At its last sitting, the lawmaker mandated the House Committee on Education to propose a bill for a law to make the teaching and learning of Yoruba language compulsory in all schools in the state. He said there is a need to preserve the cultural norms, values and tradition of the Yoruba people.

According to The Nation, he further advocated that from nursery through tertiary education, the language must be taught and learnt. He also proposed the use of Yoruba language as a means of communication for transactions and in workplaces throughout the state without any form of discrimination against its users. Yoruba language is also to be a subject of important consideration for admissions into tertiary institutions in the state.

Speaking on the issue, the Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi, commended the speaker for his doggedness in putting in place measures that will promote the Yoruba language and prevent it from going into extinction.

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