Don urges FG to promote cultural heritage

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– Prof. Philip Ogundeji Faculty Arts, urged Federal Government help sustain nation’s cultural heritage.

Ogundeji, a professor Yoruba literature, made call in his inaugural lecture at , Trenchard Hall with the theme: “Yoruba Drama In Time Perspective’’.

He expressed regrets no arm government had shown enough interest in the aspect the nation’s cultural history.

“The entertainment industry in general and drama in particular have unquantifiable potentialities for lateral and vertical cultural transmission.

the side of the government, there is need for at all level assist dramatists with a view enhancing their status as worthy cultural ambassador,’’ he said.


He also called to assist the actors with special could be of benefit and to improve their skills.

“Such may include relevant consultancy and , preferable short-time and holiday .

am in effect suggesting all relevant departments in the Faculties of Arts, Social Science and Technology should look into this matter inter-disciplinarily.

“This is an area in which the town is crying for the help of the gown,’’ he said. (NAN)