Igbos living in Ondo state have been advised to preserve their values, cultural heritage and language which are invaluable treasures that distinguishes them.

First Lady of Ondo State gave this advice at the presentation of Cultural Dance Troupe of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Igbo parish, Araromi, Akure.

Mrs Akeredolu who spoke through her Personal Assistant Mrs Lilian Ozioma Adesokan said cautious effort should be made by parents by teaching their children Igbo language, norms and values otherwise the language will go into oblivion.

She said the core values of the Igbos, which include integrity, hard-work, respect for elders, justice, bravery, self-worth, prudence, solidarity, discipline and family pride should be reinforced to build a society of our dreams.

Earlier in his address, the president of Fr. Vincenzo youth in the parish, Benedict Uche Okafor said culture has become an archaic nucleus of every tribe while customs, practices and traditions has yielded great visual arts and believed that the celebration will help resuscitate their cultural values which is gradually losing its flavor especially among the present day youths.