Our cultural heritage is gradually fading away because we have refused to uphold the ethics of culture and heritage which is handed over to us by our fore fathers, says the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo Bayelsa chapter Chief Okwudili Oko.
Chief Oko stated this while delivering his speech at the World Igbo cultural day Celebration 2016, held at Samson Siasia Sports Complex, Yenagoa State Capital of Bayelsa State.
He stressed the need to savage the unfortunate situation which the Igbos have found ourselves, and urged the need to continue to sustain the cultural heritage as a peace loving and maintain peace among the host community.
Oko said, “it is also a day to help non-Igbos to understand and appreciate our culture, thereby fosting tolerance among the Igbos and other unquestionably tribes that make up our great country Nigeria.
“So today is a day we set aside to remind ourselves of our traditions and culture in other to sustain it from generation to generation.
“Time have come for Igbo community to come together and have a more unified front, just as we normally say in Igbo, ‘Igwe Bu Ike’”.
Some of the dignitaries that graced the occasion are Chief Serena Dokubo Spiff, Secretary to the State Government, the Royal father of the day, HRH Eze Anthony Uwakwe (JP), High Chief Obiedowm Remmy Nwafor, the Mayor of Yenagoa, Hon. and Mrs. Oboku A, and the Igwe in Council members.

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