By Christian Ogoh
The founder of Lucky Monye Foundation, Mr. Lucky Monye, has urged Ika indigenes to sustain Ika cultural values by speaking Ika Language at all times.
Mr. Lucky Monye, who is the Managing Director of Monaco Ventures, gave this advice at the Cultural Day Celebration of the National Association of Ika Students (NAIS), University of Delta, Agbor Chapter, tagged “Advancing Ika Cultural/ Moral in the 21st Century and Beyond.”
According to him, “we must be proud of speaking Ika Language wherever we find ourselves. We should also uphold our cultural values by continuous practice.”
“The English Language is another man’s language; we must imbibe the habit of teaching our wards our language and culture; it is our heritage and must be transferred to the next generation.”
While charging the students to focus on their studies, he said “desist from cultism and others forms of social vices so that at the end of your studies in the university, you will have a cause to glorify the name of the Almighty God.”
Continuing, Monye advised the students in particular and Ika residents in general who had not registered for their Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC) to do so to enable them participate in the forthcoming general elections.
Earlier in his remarks, the NAIS President, Agbor Chapter, Comr. Stanley Iduh, noted that the essence of the Ika Cultural Day Celebration was to remind the people of the need to keep the people’s cultural values alive.