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Bilingualism commission executive slammed for not being bilingual

Oumarou Djika Saidou, Vice President of the newly-created National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism has been criticised…

Oumarou Djika Saidou, Vice President of the newly-created National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism has been criticised for his inability to express himself in English.

Saidou, who has been on retirement in his native Ngaoundere, exposed his shortcomings when the state broadcaster, CRTV , wanted to get his reaction shortly after the Presidential decree appointing members of the commission was published on March 15.

Saidou, who once worked at the Prime Minister’s office, was unable to make a sentence in English; he got stuck in the middle of his first sentence. After the interview, many Cameroonians took to social media questioning the appointment of an English-deficient Saidou as Vice President of the commission for the promotion of bilingualism. Many queried the criteria President Biya used to appoint members of the commission.

Even though Saidou had promised that he would rapidly learn English following his appointment as member of the commission to promote bilingualism, public opinion still questions how somebody who is not bilingual could be appointed as Vice President or even a member of a national commission for the promotion of bilingualism.

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