The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to keeping the indigenous language alive by making it compulsory for all candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Lagos to possess credit in Yoruba.
The bill was signed into Law last Thursday, and the State Yoruba Language Preservation and Preservation Law has emphasized that the language is being taught at all levels in primary and secondary schools.
This bill was signed into law alongside six other bills and has been ensured by the Preservation Law that all laws within the state would be translated into Yoruba.
The punishment for institutions that break the law is, first of all, an issuance of a warning, and on a subsequent violation, such school will be closed down and required to pay a fine of N500,000.
Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan, the special adviser on Communities and Communication, added that ‘Yoruba will now be a major requirement to engage in normal business communication in Lagos State’.