NIGERIAN CULTURE AND HERITAGE: A DYING TRADITION BY SADIQ UMAR ABDULLAHI.
Editor's Note: This article was written by Sadiq Umar Abdullahi, an Abuja based legal practitioner and youth activist.
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To the most gracious, most noble and most royal Emirs, Kings and Chiefs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. With total gratitude to almighty Allah, I am most humble, obedient and respectful to your esteemed, prestigious and royal personality ordained by almighty God.
I strongly believe that we the younger generation need to pull ourselves together and brain storm on how this important issue can be dealt with swiftly and amicably, under the supervision of elders like your royal selves and other leaders that share the same view. The bitter truth is that, it is very obvious that in 10 to 20 years, children that were born in this generation will have no regard for our traditional rulers and their emirates. Some of them might even go as far as constructing a theory that will depict the history of our traditional rulers as pioneers of slavery in the 19th century and even before then, when they read about how slaves were used in the old kingdoms. This could motivate them to disregard everything that has to do with our historic cultural heritage.
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