As Tool For National Development

The Honorable Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, Dns. Joan O. Ayo has described language as an important aspect of culture that would promote peace, harmony and National Development if well utilized.

She said this when the National Association of Yoruba Students (NAYS) paid her a courtesy visit recently in the Commission.

Describing language as “a system arbitrary symbol” that enables us to cooperate, the Honorable Chairman advised members of the Association to propagate the use of Yoruba language in projecting good aspect of Yoruba culture and not just fetish issues. Regretting that Yoruba cultures on morality are no longer being respected by the youth, she called on the Association to advocate for the revitalization of these cultures.

Considering the competitive nature of the world we live in, the Hon. Chairman advocated for adjustment of some aspects of culture in order to suite and accommodate other people.

While expressing delight over the Association’s inclusion of care for the less privileged in their activities, the Hon. Chairman assured them of her personal support.

Earlier in his speech, the leader of the Association, Ayodele Gbologe who introduced the Association as the umbrella body of the entire Yoruba students within and outside Nigeria, highlighted some of the contributions of the Association to the National Development to include award of scholarships to indigent children, care for the less privileged and production of reading materials that promote the right moral values among citizens. He however solicited for the support of the Hon. Chairman towards their developmental projects.

The Director, Finance and Accounts, Mr. Ikotun Oluseyi thanked the members for their visit and urged them to continue with the good work for the sake of humanity.

Present at the event were, Director Finance and Accounts and staff of the Commission.

Iheoma-Hart Queenet C. (Mrs)
Information Officer

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