Musiliu Obanikoro has commended Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s drive in sustaining and upholding indigenous cultures, traditions and norms of Lagos State.
The senator who later served as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Ghana said that the increase in technological advancement was a challenge to cultural growth in the country.
“Modernisation is taking over the world and our youths want to follow the trend.
“Our youths have been carried away by Western culture, which is not encouraging.
“I appreciate Gov. Ambode’s drive in reviving some of the ol
d cultures and traditions that include: the boat regatta, the `Lagos Street Carnival’, `One Lagos fiesta’ and others.
“This shows the administration’s interest and passion for upholding the state’s rich culture and traditions, ‘’ he said.
He also lauded the state government for investing more in culture, tourism and entertainment in order to prevent them from being eroded by western influence.