The paramount ruler of Ila-Orangun in Osun State, Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin has decried the neglect of cultural heritage and learning of Nigeria history in schools.
The monarch who spoke as a guest speaker at the 2018 law week of the Lead City University, Ibadan said it was the duty of lawyers to educate Nigerians on their fundamental human right, rather than promoting mediocrity.
He further stated that history was suppose to use as compass for future while cultural heritage was one of the National endowment in Nigeria.
The Osun monarch who identified greediness and self-centredness as one of the problems facing Nigerians, spoke on the topic: “Law, Customs, and Tradition: Melting Point For A Sane Society.”
The lawyer-trained mornach further said “part of our National heritage was to care for the aged and the generality of our people but today, the business are not the same.
He encouraged lawyers to bring out the best of Nigerians, adding that individuals need to contribute to national development.
“We have to promote our cultural heritage. White people appreciate and respect our culture while we are neglecting it here. Until we appreciate and respect our culture, we cannot move,” he concluded.
Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, Professor Olu Ojedokun had said if Nigeria must be great again, tradition, customs and culture must not be disregarded.