By Abdul Tukur
The Lagos State Government has issued a directive to all schools on the national anthem and how it is sang.
According to the Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule, Gov Akinwunmi Ambode wants the anthem to be sang in yoruba.
Dr Adebule said that henceforth, “Yoruba language be made compulsory in both private and public schools.”
She said: “The national anthem must be sung in Yoruba on a daily basis too.
“The Egbe Akomolede has done the translation and we will send the copies of the Yoruba version to your schools by Monday so you can begin to teach the students.
“I have also met with the owners of private schools and we have relayed this directive to them.
“We are also considering translating the textbooks of other subjects into Yoruba Language because I believe that when students are taught in their mother language, learning will be easy and their level of performance will improve.
“The state government is passionate about this Law, so we do not lose our language, culture and heritage.”