The bill to make the teaching of ‘Iwhuruohna (Ikwerre) Language compulsory in primary schools in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, has passed its first reading on the floor of the house.
The bill conceded its first reading after it was thoroughly deliberated upon by the councilors.
The councilor representing ward 14, in the LGA, Sir, Patrick Okwudiri Onuma, sponsored the bill at the plenary of Obio/Akpor 9th Assembly, on Friday.
Onuma explained that, “the bill when deliberated upon, strengthened and assented to as a Bye law will revive the almost gone indigenous language of the Iwhuruohna people.
“It will also promote our cultural values and help indigene and non-Indigenes in their transactional activities in Obio/Akpor local government area.”
The Leader of the 9th Obio/Akpor legislative council, Hon. Prince Achor Nna commended Onuma for what he described as, “his legislative foresight and meaningful contributions so far for the betterment of Obio/Akpor people.”