It was a celebration of Nigeria’s diverse cultures at the Culture Day organised by Royal Crest College, Lagos, tagged, “Exploring Our Boundaries Through Culture”.
The cultures of Yoruba from South West, Calabar from South-South, Igbo from the SouthEast; Hausa from the North and Tiv from the North Central part of the country were displayed at the event held in the school.
Speaking at the event, the Director of the College, Pastor Kehinde Ojo, said the aim was to teach the students unity despite the different cultures in the country.
He added that it was necessary for each citizen of the country to forget about ethnic egoism and leave what divides Nigerians and make use of what bounds everyone together in order for the nation to be indivisible.
“Our cultures are beautiful and I can see beautiful days ahead for our country,” he stated.
He urged Nigerians to look at the next door state for businesses, tourism, relaxation instead of longing to get visa and ready to move out of the country.
“It is important we explore what is around us and make use of it to make the country great,” he said.
He commended the students for their performance and urged them to learn from different cultures displayed at the event.
Ojo appreciated parents for their support, adding that the school would continue to teach the students all round education, including extra-curricular activities like the one the college just had.
Also speaking at the event, the Proprietor of the College, Mrs. Faith Ojo, thanked parents for their support.
She disclosed that the school has become known for excellence not only in academics but also in extracurricular activities.
“That is why you can see the students putting all their best to show the diverse cultures of the country,” she said.
She added that the college would always strive to give total education which would lead to greatness for the students in the school.
The Head Prefect, Eniola Ojo, in her remarks, said the presence of distinguished men and women at the occasion was an indication of the relevance of Nigerian culture.
She said it was to show the importance of culture in the daily grooming of the leaders of tomorrow “which is this generation.”