By Obianuju Umeh 

Amichi (Nnewi South LGA), May 7, 2021 (MOI) The Anambra State Library Board has enjoined parents to be advocates of speaking Igbo language in homes and at their various organisations. 

The Director, Anambra Library, Dr Nkechi Udeze made the call, while marking the 2021 Africa World Heritage Day. 

The event took place at the Community Library Amichi, Nnewi South Local Government Area.  

The event attracted many students, librarians, parents and other members of the public. 

In her address, the director, Dr Udeze, described language as a heritage and a cultural value, which was worth sustaining and promoting. 

She urged parents to cultivate the habit of speaking and teaching their children Igbo culture from cradle, noting, “whoever lets, their language go extinct has lost his identity and cultural heritage’’. 

Udeze, then, noted important places like Ogbunike Cave, Ogba Cave, Agulu Lake and Igboukwu bronze as some of the cultural heritages in Anambra State. 

President-General Ire village, Amichi, Mr George Ezezine eulogised the State Library Board for celebrating the day in Amichi, saying that this had availed the students and teenagers the opportunity to have knowledge and develop interest in their culture  Cultural dance, drama from schools in attendance was part of the highlights at the occasion. (MOI)

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