Know your history, culture as leaders of tomorrow, Lagos commissioner charges youths


Tunde Seriki, Commissioner, Lagos Civil Service Commission, has urged youths to know and understand their community history, culture, for nation’s development.

Seriki told the newsmen at the celebration of Children’s Day, at the ongoing Kayokayo festival in Epe, on Tuesday.

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NAN reports that the one-week annual festival started on Friday , August 19 and would end on Saturday, August 27.

Seriki said that as part of this year’s activities, the children’s day was organised to celebrate the young ones, the youth and  pupils.

“They are our future, they are the leaders of tomorrow. They need to be properly mentored and guided for them to be useful to themselves and to the society, ” he said.

He added that the importance of knowing your culture and history could not  be overemphasised.

“Know your community history, know your culture, do not let outsiders tell your community history and stories to you.

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“Be the custodians of your history, lifestyle, culture, morals and values.

“This will help the nation’s and community progress, as every individual will know and uphold their cultural values and norms without being misled by other historians, ” he said.

Seriki applauded Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for returning history as a course of study  to public schools’ curriculum.

“This will help our wards and youths to be acquainted with their history, culture and lifestyles,” he said

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