Harmful traditional practices, violence and insecurity in the nation can be mitigated when stakeholders are adequately sensitized on the need to imbibe certain positive cultural values in the country.

Executive secretary, National Institute for cultural Orientation, NICO Mr Ado Muhammed Yahuza made the remark while addressing participants at a seminar organised by the Institute in Akure.

Mr Yahuza who stressed the need to reshape the thinking, character and value orientation of Nigerians towards national integration submitted that legitimate cultural practices could enhance the nation’s economy.

Also speaking, chairperson at the occasion and former permanent secretary in Ondo state, Mrs Mosun Adesuyi hinted that women were the custodian of culture but most of the  cultural values had worked against their interests in the society.

Participants at the event

In a goodwill message, the special guest of honour and ondo state commissioner for information and orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo who was represented by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Mr Niran Adeyemo charged the gathering to always imbibe cultural values that could impact the nation positively.

The event was attended by representatives of several government agencies as well as private individuals.

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