ABUJA – Mr Aminu Nabegu, Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research in the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, on Friday said Federal Government had concluded plans to send Yoruba language teachers to Brazil.
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Aminu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the teachers would teach Yoruba in the country, adding that dialogue to perfect the deployment plan was currently ongoing between Nigeria and Brazil.
According to him, once the agreement is perfected, the government will deploy the teachers and some cultural experts to Brazil.
He said that the teachers would be sent to schools in the Bahie region of Brazil where the bulk of Yoruba speaking communities were located.
“That is where we have large number of people believed to be the descendants of Oduduwa in Yoruba kingdom.
“When you get there, you will see some the features you find in places like Ibadan, Lagos and Abeokuta,” he said.
Aminu disclosed that a centre for the study of Yoruba culture and language had been opened in Brazil.
He also said that the Federal Government had extended similar gesture to Yoruba communities in Benin Republic. (NAN)