Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara has charged Nigerians to preserve the cultural heritage of the country.
He made the call at an art exhibition organised by TNY Gallery with theme: ‘The Rebirth,’ in Abuja yesterday.
Hon Dogara, who was represented by the deputy minority leader of the House, Hon Binta Bello, urged Nigerians to give Nigeria’s culture a rebirth.
“We need our culture to be back; we need to reactivate where we have gone wrong with our culture.
“We need to tell our young once that are growing up that our culture should not be let down. So I therefore urge Nigerian youths to stand firm and make our culture first in our priority,” he said
He noted that it would appear a failure to generations yet unborn if the nation’s culture was allowed to go extinct.
“Our culture is our identity. If we let our culture down it is equivalent to letting Nigeria down.
“If we let our culture down, we won’t have what to tell about our country or what to tell our children about the historic events about our forefathers,” he said
Hon Dogara promised to come up with a bill that would make the nation’s culture to stand firm in the eyes of the world.
“On our own part as legislators, we will do everything possible to see that we come up with a bill that will make our culture stand firm in the eye of the world, a bill that will make us proud of ourselves as Nigerians, a bill that will write Dogara’s name in a golden pen,” he said.
President, Annang community in Abuja, Mr Ephraim Okon at the occasion also urge Nigerians to adopt the theme of the exhibition (Rebirth) in all their endeavours, stressing that Nigerians should make honesty a top priority as it is embedded in the culture and tradition of the country.
He further urged Nigerians to use this period of ‘Rebirth and Change’ to make Nigeria proud and portray it in good light.

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