Okorocha at war with traditional rulers, bans Monarchs from speaking English

www.odogwublog.com reports that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has banned traditional rulers in the State from speaking English language either in their palaces or at functions.
The order was made in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, which read that Okorocha gave the directive on Monday while handing over letters of recognition and staff of office to 19 newly recognized traditional rulers in the state.
By the order, monarchs who cannot speak Igbo language have been directed to engage the services of interpreters, just as they have been described as custodians of Igbo culture who must promote the language.
Okorocha admonished the new traditional rulers to promote peace in their communities, adding that Igbo language must not be allowed to go into extinction.
The statement read in part “The truth has surfaced and the right people have finally become the Custodian of the traditional right of their people. You are not permitted to speak English at functions. This will help keep our Culture and Igbo language alive".
 According to the Governor, most of the newly installed monarchs have been victims of injustice and never believed that their installation will happen saying "today it is a manifest of truth that your people have chosen you, and the government of Imo State has approved".
 Okorocha explained that he took the bold step of reconciling people; took the step to ensure that truth came to be and voided the rancour that has existed in the various communities over ezeship title, noting that it affected the Community Government Council (CGC) negatively because every community requires an Eze to function effectively as the head of the Community Government Council.
He charged them to support the government in developing the resources of our land as posterity will only remember them for their positive contributions in the development of the communities and not in how much wealth was amassed as Ezes.

"Today, you join several Ezes in the Communities of Imo State. You are now addressed as royal fathers and members of Imo State Traditional Council which its right is given to you until death, unless you act in such a manner that you are found wanting before the members of this society", Okorocha said.
Further, he said "the essence of Ezeship is not in the title of being called HRM or HRH, it’s in what you have been able to do to change your society for good. You have to understand that you have enormous responsibilities, Ezeship is not an easy job, it attracts enmity and takes all your time”.


Okorocha at war with traditional rulers, bans Monarchs from speaking English Okorocha at war with traditional rulers, bans Monarchs from speaking English Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Rating: 5

No comments: