Samson Osuo, Lafia.
Nasarawa State Government is proposing to enact a Law that will compel her citizens to speak their Local dialects where necessary.
The State Commissioner of information, Culture and Tourism, Comrade Dogo Shammah, disclosed this on Friday, during an interview with Newsmen in Lafia, the state Capital.
Shammah who frowned at the way and manner some parents now resolved to speaks either English or Hausa languages with their children in the house at the expense of their own tribe, said the proposed Bill when pass into Law will compel the parents to communicate with their children or any other relative in their own language where necessary.
According to him, the move is to enable people of the existing Local dialects in the state to continue in upholding their languages and Cultures.
Dogo said that the proposed Bill is currently at the draft stage, adding that soon that is done it will be sent to the State House of Assembly for Legislative discourse and passage.
He encouraged the people of the state to be proud of their languages and cultures and do all they could to uphold them.