Pidgin English, the lingua franca of West Africa, is finally coming of age. Formalising pidgin in Nigeria, as I’ve said many times, would have tremendous positive ramifications, in terms of civic enfranchisement and effectiveness of communications. In terms of education, either using pidgin or local languages has to be the way to go. The only minor issue I have with the initiative mentioned here is the idea that pidgin can be renamed as “languej”. Pidgin is pidgin, and no funded-project is going to change that.
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