Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has berated Nigerians for no longer carrying their way of life the manner they must. Obasanjo stated this at the fortieth memorial anniversary lecture, public presentation and book release, titled: Cultural Modernity in a Colonized World, the Writings of Chief Isaac O. Delano, in Lagos.
The former president, who turned into the event’s chairman, stated: “We aren’t carrying our tradition as we have to. Culture is the totality of the existence of humans- Language. I move round the sector and once in a while it places me into hassle. They inform me you guy with funny get dressed. Whenever they are saying that, I tell them my dress isn’t funny but particular.
“I trust we must do some thing to stay up our subculture in order to keep it from extinction and enthrone its improvement.” He emphasised the importance of history as vital to the development of the usa. “If history is your past and you are trying to neglect your past, it’s far like a man losing his reminiscence. History need to put together us for the future, and manual us for the future. But after they said records must be scrapped, I wondered why,” he stated.
While applauding the go back of records to highschool’s curriculum by using Federal Government, the erudite pupil and creator of the book, Professor Toyin Falola, advised Nigerians not to lose their culture to globalisation. He mentioned that culture unites Africans as one, including that history consolidates thoughts to construct nationalism, patriotism and intimate destiny generations about past achievements and management.
“First of all, we have to not lose our way of life. We need to now not allow globalisation to break our subculture. We need to promote our values. We must boost our kids thoroughly. We ought to allow our language undergo.
“In a rustic like this, history is good to consolidate thoughts around the kingdom to construct nationalism, to construct patriotism, to permit the modern technology recognize about the past in phrases of its achievements, in terms of leadership and additionally in terms of errors people have made in order that these things may be corrected.“We have our collective humanity as Africans and our sources as corporations. Culture unites us, as Africans and it additionally creates diversity, that’s what we convey collectively.”Falola eulogised the past due Delano for his excellent works, noting that his legacies could by no means be written off as generations upon generations applaud it.
“Forty years in the past, we lost one of the major Yoruba writers, who belonged to the cgeneration of Fagunwa/Odunjo. His call changed into Delano. This is the first time a e-book might be launched on him. He became the very first to make a contribution to the improvement of Yoruba grammar, the very first to write the dictionary of Yoruba verb and the very first to post a book on Yoruba proverbs.“He contributed to the improvement of Yoruba language, to using language inside the writing of initiatives and he advanced many literary works, mainly Aye Di Aye Oyinbo. So, the occasion is to don’t forget him, his legacies and his works.
“Most of his books specifically Soul of Nigeria, Aye Di Aye Oyinbo and how language works and expounded his contribution to the development of Nigeria, his views on politics,” the lecturer said.He itemised Delano’s legacies within the area of teachings, development, agriculture and legacies to Nigerian politics
Delano’s son, Chief Akinwande Delano SAN, assured that he would turnover Isaac Oluwole Delano to the general public as the lecturer recommended. He cited that a board of Trustees could be fashioned, which won’t be necessarily circle of relatives, but public who’re interested by selling his works and thoughts.