Here is another look by another commentator on the state of Yoruba Language, a state that has attracted my commentaries for almost a decade.
It’s not only the experts that can save the slide but the governments of the six states of the area where most Yoruba in Nigeria are found although Kwara is a mostly Yoruba state appropriated for Northern Nigeria under the colonial set-up and remains so to this day. Sadly, efforts made by different groups, including one to which this blogger belonged – Ede Yoruba , led by late Medical Doctor, Papa Smith- which attempted to get the Yoruba states take decisive steps such as making the language compulsory up to high school level – among other steps – came to naught amidst the political squabbles that have engulfed the region since retd. General Obasanjo’s presidency.
Read Mr. Olufunminiyi’s essay from saharareporters.com. It offers new insight: