The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has commended the efforts of Ooni of Ife, His imperial majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja I I for the role he is playing in reviving the Yoruba heritage and Culture. He said this in a chat with TUNDE OGUNMOLA at the Olojo Festival in Ile ife, Osun State.
What do youmhave to say concerning Ooni and the celebration of Olojo Festival?
I think what the royal majesty has done is to revive and bring life into our culture. We cannot but marvel about what he has done. The turnaround and revitalization of the Yoruba culture. We must commend him for that.
What is the role of traditions in the social economic development of Nigeria?
It tells us about our origin and where we are going. It promotes culture, it could also be a form of revival for the social economic development of the country. These are what foreigners (Non-Nigerians) should come and watch and pay money to even observe if we plan it well.
What are your words of advices for Yoruba parents who are not encouraging their kids to know about their culture?
Let your children speak Yoruba Language.