In less than 50 years, many African Languages will die out for lack of Speakers – Reno Omokri

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Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri is of the opinion that in less than 50 years, many African languages will die out for lack of speakers.

He shared this on IG stating that it will be so because history and languages are not taught in schools adding that if the former had been taught to young Nigerians Buhari wouldn’t have won the 2015 elections.

As the late Chinua Achebe said, “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” The above quote from Achebe is why our children are still taught stupid lies, such as that it was Mungo Park that discovered the source of the River Niger, or that John Hanning Speke discovered the source of the Nile.

”In fact, if we had taught history in schools, young Nigerians who voted for General Buhari in 2015, and who are now regretting, will never have voted for him in the first place. History did not repeat itself with Buhari. Rather, Nigeria repeated history with Buhari!

”It is the same with our language. In 2011, my children visited Nigeria for the first time, and were surprised because while they bore Itsekiri names, the kids they met in Nigeria all had Western names and spoke slangs. In less than 50 years, many African languages will die out for lack of speakers!”

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