By Grace Udofia
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello has appealed to the Federal Government to prioritize the teaching of History as a core subject in educational institutions to educate the young ones of their various culture.
Sani-Bello made the appeal when he visited the Emir of Zaria, Ahmad Bamali, at his palace in Zaria.
According to him, teaching History in schools would help Nigerians maintain, preserve and promote their culture so as to enable them trace their backgrounds.
He said, “History teaches people about their roots while culture is a way of life of the people.
“The emir was kind enough to take me round the palace so that I see part of Zaria culture with regards to royalty.
“I am highly impressed by what I have seen especially the preservation of ancient culture that has been here since 1920s and this will go a long way towards maintaining our history and culture.
“The emir was also kind enough to explain the historical background of the ruling family in Zazzau to me and it was very clear and easy to understand.
“The palace is taking a new shape without having to destroy the entire palace. The feeling of the traditional institution is still there but you can see it has been cleaned and tidied up”.