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Elder statesman extols church’s respect for culture, tradition

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THE role the church play in welding together customary practices in the society has been commended.    

  Speaking in Awka, the chairman, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) Anambra State Branch, Peter Emeka Katchy stated that what was a cultural taboo decades ago has now been accepted as normal by the church without fetishism.

  Prof Katchy explained that the process of nasalization recognizes the cultural importance of chalking (ikanzu) is done according to one’s preferred number of lines which is done usually without speaking either  on the ground or over one’s big toe and waist bent.

or over one’s big toe and waist bent.

Katchy, who is also the national representative of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, and the Group Medical Director, St Peter’s Group Specialist Hospitals Ltd, called on parents and guardians to pay special attention in bringing up their children and wards, through joint participation so as to make them valuable leaders of tomorrow. This, he said, can be done by monitoring companions they keep and bring them back when they erred.

of tomorrow. This, he said, can be done by monitoring companions they keep and bring them back when they erred.

  Apart from that, he commended various governments of the federation and state for establishing departments of culture and tradition, as well as tertiary institutions to boost its practical existence.

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