A Nigerian-American University, lecturer, Omo Ojior, has relocated to Nigeria to establish a Bookshop towards promoting African cultural values and tradition.
The Professor of political Science at the Moore House College, Atlanta Georgia, United States of America disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin City.
The University don who hails from Etsako in Edo State, also acknowledged the support of his family and friends who he claim have being source of motivation to him since he embarked on the venture to make a long lasting impact.
“No! My people abroad including some Americans advised me that my enterprise is needed in Nigeria more. And I in particular, I knew that I could make more impact at home. My Children.
Ojior, noted that he currently working on “preserving African proverbs and writing a book in my Language as a means to assist the teaching of Etsako Language in America like er have in America and other developed societies.
According to him, “These interventions are necessary because if you lose your culture. You are gone. Now, most Nigerian Children speak English Language to their parents at home. That is forbidden and unfair to this great Country.
“Imagine what could happen to the Children when the elders quit the scene. Nigerian Children should be taught in their mother tongue because religion and religionists are destroying the fabric of our culture”, he said.
Investigation revealed that the Bookshop on 17, Ehaekpen Street, off Ekehuan road in Benin City, Edo State where the Bookshop was established, is already bubbling.