Respect For Culture May Hold Key To Nigeria’s Food Scarcity Challenge

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Traditional attires and indigenous music gave brought to the 2024 cultural celebration by junior secondary school, Mpape, in Abuja on Wednesday.

The principal of the school, Onugwu Ngozi said such cultural identity need to be preserved for the future generations.

Mrs Onogwu who spoke to an enthusiastic audience at this year’s cultural day said such a events help students to know and appreciate their identity and grow harmoniously in the diversity of their society.

Chairman of the event Donald Ikyogbe said Nigeria’s food scarcity challenge could be traced to the mismanagement of civilization by which indigenous foods have been left at a subsistence level while foreign and industrialized foods have been embraced by many Nigerians.

He noted that high food prices are as a traceable to imported food items which fill stores and market stalls and have effect on local ones.

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He also said that civilization should not be equated to the neglect of indigenous languages, a situation which so called educated Nigerians have found themselves in.

The JSS Mpape cultural day was attracted parents, teachers, traditional rulers and high community personalities.

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