Senator Aduda chair’s Nzem-Berom cultural festival in Plateau.
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The senate minority leader, Senator Philip Aduda representing the FCT chaired the Nzem-Berom cultural festival in Jos, Plateau state with a call on Berom ethnic group to continue to promote their culture and traditions in the area.
Aduda, while speaking at the event which held last Friday, stressed on the importance of sustainance of culture and traditions among every ethnic groups, saying is the best way of life that also enhance peace, unity and development not only among the Berom speaking people but among other tribes.
He said the only way people are easily identified was through showcasing their culture and traditions, in which he urged the Nzem-Berom ethnic group to imbibe their cultural values without allowing it to go into extinction.
“And that is why in FCT, we also showcase the Gbagyi cultural festival annually where other nine tribes comes together to celebrate and showcase various kind of culture, which promote peace and unity among the indigenous people of the FCT and the residents,” he said.
Aduda commended the Gbon-Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba Gyang, who was the host for his fatherly role in promoting peace and unity among not only the Berom nation but entire people of Plateau state.
He further commended the monarch for ensuring that culture and traditions of the Nzem-Berom people are sustained across all ramifications, even as he charged the Nzem-Berom people to continue to support the monarch for continuous peace and unity as well as sustaining their culture and traditions.
Our correspondent learnt that the 2023 Nzem Berom cultural festival had Dr. Hadiza Balarabe Deputy Governor Kaduna state as the vice chairman of the occasion, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo as the special guest, His Excellency Hon. Barr. Simon Lalong, Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, Hon. Barr. Caleb Mufwang as special guest of Honor and the Olu of Warri, kingdom, HRH Ogiame Otuwatse attended the event.