The country out of which Yoruba exited on the 20th November, 2022, was often fraught with difficulty of language communication, where a so-called official of government would be reading a public speech and yet unable to communicate effectively because he can obviously not read properly in the English language that was the imposition of the colonial master on the enclave.

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The importance of speaking one’s own indigenous language can hardly be more observed than when one sees such an embarrassing situation in public where a government official practically disgraces himself by inability to speak or read in a language that is not his in the first place.

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But this is not really a disgrace but a manifestation of the fact that nobody has the business of communicating with a people over whom he has a responsibility, in a language that is not his.

This also goes to show that nobody, too, should be given responsibility over a people with whom he does not share the same indigenous language.

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This underscores part of the reason why the Yoruba needed to activate their divinely-given sovereignty, as done on the 12th of April this year (2024), having previously exited the amalgam called Nigeria on 20th November, 2022.

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In the Democratic Republic of the Yoruba, all official transactions, both with government as well as with private businesses are in the Yoruba language, and everyone is required, in these transactions, to speak in the Yoruba language, even if he cannot read or write it, and would have to employ an interpreter where necessary. This is important and the government would definitely not take anything lightly to the contrary.