Dwindling economy: Pay more attention to culture, tradition – Ibadan chief, Adegoke

An Ibadan Chief, Oloye Adegboyega Taofeek Adegoke has admonished governments at all levels to pay more attention to culture and tradition.

Adegoke, who is the Aare-Onibon Balogun of Ibadanland, made this disclosure on Sunday while speaking with journalists at Obafemi Awolowo stadium, Oke Ado Ibadan at the celebration of Abose Day.

He said that the promotion of culture and tradition will help to generate more money for the government.

Adegoke maintained that governments at all levels must provide an enabling environment for the promotion, protection and preservation of cultural and traditional heritage and value by traditional leaders and their subjects.

He said this is necessary so that hard earned culture and tradition will not go into extinction.

“Yoruba culture, tradition and heritage must be accepted, celebrated, and preserved. We must showcase our cultural attires, language and everything that identifies us as Yoruba.

“This can help significantly in developing the economy, promoting our values globally, which can also be leveraged on to empower the youth.

“I am imploring other traditional leaders in Ibadan, Yoruba race and across other ethnic nationalities to tow the same line in order not to allow their culture and tradition to go into extinction.

“That is why we are calling on governments at all levels to pay more attention to culture and tradition, in relation to tourism, which is even the sole revenue generation in some countries,” he stated.