SUSTAINING NIGERIAN CULTURAL VALUES THROUGH LANGUAGE RE- ORIENTATION
Language gives essence to the material life and makes it real, by externalizing the inward knowledge lurking in the unplumbed being of humanness. It is the only vehicle, which can be driven through different media to achieve coordinated result, through coordinated effort. Meaning of life is dependent on the effectiveness of language use; because it is the custodian of the past therefore it has to be jealously guarded before it dissolves into predatory languages. A welldescribed and developed language guarantees the community a well-sustained human capacity development. Every community develops sustainably, by sustainably developing its language in order to be able to account for continuous evolving linguistic challenges encountered by its users. No society achieves meaningful development without recourse to its language; so no society achieves meaningful development with strangers language.