Igbo Culture and Language is on the forefront of extinction in comparison to other languages in Nigeria : I’ve seen many cases where a relative greets a little child in Igbo dialect and then the parent shuns the relative with the “I don’t speak Igbo to my children”, and when asked why, you hear excuses like:
- I don’t want them having an Igbo tongue.
- They are civilized please they don’t need Igbo language to disturb their heads…
Like seriously!? Shame on those parents who intentionally refused to teach and speak our dialect to their children let alone telling them our history… It’s only us that want to copy ndiocha that destroyed our lands took away our treasures… 🤕🤕🤕
And yes the blame doesn’t only lie with the parents even the children are lazy to learn their language and as well will even want to change their names so as not to really be stressed with the identification of their people afterall what has Igbo language help them to achieve?? 😏😏
Politically, Igbo land is in disarray. Of course, individually, Igbo men and women have attained political heights but have inflicted on themselves with a terrifying spectre of collapse of the elite consensus. With rupturing of a coherent language and culture, Igbo identity, social consciousness and political struggles would most likely be elusive until the Igbo rediscover that there is power and strength in the unity of language and culture.
It is indeed the absence of language and cultural unity that has unwittingly robbed the Igbo people ideological and strategic intellectual substance in both Igbo pattern of politics and national politics too…