Nigeria: Senate to Resist Plan to Close Language Institute

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Thu Jun 26 16:40:39 UTC 2008

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Senate to Resist Plan to Close Language Institute

Senate has vowed to stop alleged plot to abrogate the National
Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Aba.

The position of the Senate came on the heels of a protest by
traditional rulers from Abia State, who stormed the Upper House

They were protesting alleged marginalisation of the South-east,
through "the forceful abrogation NINLAN."

According to them, the school,  established alongside the Nigerian
Arabic Language Village, Ngala, Borno State and the Nigerian French
Language, Badagry, Lagos, has been singled out for proscription,
despite its cultural values to the Nigeria.

The traditional rulers, led by two Senators from Abia State, Senators
Enyininnya Abaribe (PDP, Abia South) and Nkechi Nwogu (PDP, Abia
Central), presented their complaints to the Senate Committee on
Education, under the chairmanship of Senator Joy Emordi.

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