Lai Mohammad advocates cultural restructuring as remedy to nation’s challenges

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says cultural restructuring is a gateway to the nation’s development.

He said this at the quarterly public lecture series organised by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) on Thursday, March 25, in Abuja.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says cultural restructuring is a gateway to the nation’s development.

He said this at the quarterly public lecture series organised by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) on Thursday, March 25, in Abuja.

Represented by Mrs Meimunat Idula, the Director, International Relations, Lai said that no meaningful development could take place in the absence of an indigenous cultural approach to issues affecting the people.

“This lecture is also a forum positioned not only to assist the institute in fulfilling its mission of cultural sensitisation, but also to address subjects that serve as a focal point for decision-makers’ orientation in cultural matters.

“Considering recent events in the polity caused by indiscriminate assimilation of foreign cultural elements into our cultural life, which has challenged the very fabrics of our co-existence as a nation, the subject of today’s lecture is important,”

He, however, noted that indiscriminate assimilation of foreign cultural elements into indigenous cultural life had intensified the crisis in the society.

Earlier, Malam Ado Yahazu, the Executive Secretary, NICO, said the public lecture series was conceptualised as a vibrant programme that would provide a forum for intellectual discourse on culture.

Yahuza added that it was a programme designed to sensitise Nigerians on the importance of culture in the promotion and sustenance of good governance and democracy.

“Today’s lecture subject is not only appropriate but also timely; we need to be reminded that there is no culture future without culture because culture is essential to any society’s development,” 

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