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Some parents in Abuja have expressed concern over the high rate of the loss the Nigeria’s cultural heritage due to negligence on the part of parents.
A cross section of parents and teachers who spoke with news men in Abuja on Tuesday reiterated the need to create more awareness in children about their cultural and traditional heritage.
Mrs Vivian Ibrahim, a parent and house wife, said:“As parents, we should hold on to our culture, looking at what we are experiencing today, a lot of parents have forgotten their roots.
“When you bring up your child, show him how your people dress, their culture, tradition and eve, its people and they will grow up with it, no matter what,?? she said.
Another respondent, Mrs Helen Iroba, a school proprietress, said it was time to go back to the roots and inculcate in the children the cultural values.
“Most of us have forgotten about our culture; we want to behave like the Europeans, we all have a root.
“The parents have to do their part in the home by teaching the children how to greet other basic values.??
Iroba suggested that the government should, as a matter of policy, include the teaching of values and traditions in the school curriculum.
Miss Veronica Obiaghor, a teacher said that culture should be part of the process of a child?s socialisation.
This, according to her, will ensure that children are well grounded in all areas of their growth and development.

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