Former Minister of Information Labaran Maku has advised Nigerians to preserve indigenous culture and history through documented works.
Maku, a governorship aspirant in Nasarawa state in the 2015 general election, made the call on Sunday in Obi, during the launch of a book titled: ”History of Obi”, written by Musa Abdullahi, General Manager of Precious FM, Lafia.
He said the call became necessary because of the danger posed by lack of proper documentation of history of most communities in the country.
It is important to always document history in writing. It is the best way to save Nigerian indigenous cultures from going extinct.
Culture and history are very important because they enable us to know the past and the present. Documenting them will enable unborn generations know where we are coming from.
Maku expressed disgust at the situation where some people create the impression that foreign cultures were better than the indigenous ones.
He appealed to traditional leaders and other stakeholders, particularly historians from various communities, to document the history of their respective communities for future generation.topics from