By JOHNSON EBIGIDE
The Chairman of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, has reiterated the need to preserve the sociocultural essences of Africans.
Comrade Ikeogwu gave the advice during the birthday bash of Chief Kingsley Eta (AKA, Mungus) in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
The chairman frowned at the rapid erosion of the cultural mores of the Africans by the youths who prefer western way of life, wondering why cutting of cake during a birthday celebration is now adored more than eating African dishes to mark such occasions.
The labour leader observed that toasting for the wellbeing of a birthday celebrant with wine or assorted imported wine by a youth in the presence of an elder is a slap on the cultural essence of Africans, adding that it was elders that give blessings to celebrants during such celebrations, using African wine.
Present at the occasion were the Vice Chairman of the council of the NUJ in the state, Comrade Salvation Ogono, the Publisher of Flagnews and Chief Executive of MIRAMAS Hotel, Comrade Andy Adaigbe, Comrade Anthonia Mowah and many other well wishers of the celebrant.