Chief Press Sectetary of Emohua local government area, Bright Jossy has decried the rate at which young men who are not recognized chiefs carry walking sticks around all in the name of fashion lately.
Jossy in a statement Today said they do it like there are no more customs and traditional entitlement in the communities these days.
His statement reads,
The rate at which young men who are not recognized chiefs in their communities carry walking sticks around these days, all in the name of fashion… Like there are no customs and traditional entitlements in the communities nowadays. Or is it that their own communities have no traditional values ?
How can any reasonable young man from this part of the world (Nigeria) go out for an event with walking stick when he is not a recognized chief ?
Moreover, there are a million titled chiefs who don’t even go out with walking sticks , except for a meeting of chiefs.
Imagine attending an event with walking stick and you meet your community chiefs, your Bosses, leaders and destiny helpers also holding walking sticks….
Imagine holding a walking stick in one hand and using the other to shake hands with your principal in a public function….
There’s also this trending abuse of our traditional red caps , which were originally meant for a particular set of traditionally recognized chiefs in our communities…. These days I see uncultured young men without the required recognition comfortably wear them in public functions all in the name of fashion.
Our own civilization is to always abuse our tradition.
Small time you go say, your village people are after you… My dear , you’re after yourself.
Fake life no good, don’t bring it into this month of July…
After my traditional marriage ceremony which was the only reason I got a walking stick in the first place , I have only used that walking stick once, during a photoshoot right inside my seating room.
It’s still very new like never used and bagged…I wonder what would warrant me to bring it out again outside photoshoot.
Am even regretting spending such amount of money getting a walking stick that I only had to use once… I would have just hired and returned it after my marriage ceremony and save some money for myself, as an Emohua man that I’m…
Uphold our customs and traditional values.
God help us.