Abstract Language is a veritable instrument for communication. It has been described as the most creative instrument for social communication. For Umera-Okeke and Okitipi (2017), language takes different shapes, assumes or displays different behaviours in different environment. This paper explains the varieties of language in use even among speakers of the same language. Nigeria is a multilingual nation that has over 400 indigenous languages. In addition to those identified languages, English is the official language/lingua franca while many writers view pidgin as the unofficial lingua franca in Nigeria. Even with the acknowledgement of the existence of these languages, it has been observed that whereas English is promoted other indigenous language and even the pidgin are not given adequate attention. Even when they appear to be accorded recognition in official documents, implementation is a far cry from what it ought to be.