The prime need for unity among the vast ethnic groups in Nigeria informed the maiden cultural commemoration of Gamji Memorial Club, Arewa, University of Jos chapter.
The event took place in the University of Jos primary school Bauchi road campus on the 9th of November, 2019 was in honour of the golden footprints of Late, Alhaji Ahamadu Bello Sardauna, the Sultan of Sokoto and first Premier of Northern region of Nigeria.
The guest speaker and former Minister of Youths and sports development, Barrister Solomon Dalung represented by Comrade Timkat Peter maintained that unity is one thing that cannot be traded for another in Nigeria.
The former Minister who spoke on ‘Rebuilding Trust and Fostering Unity in Nigeria’ insisted that the kind of unity advocated by The Sultan is one that does not discriminate.
” Promoting the peace and unity clamored for can be achieved through tolerance, demonstrating hospitality and allowing intermarriages among different ethnic and religious groups in Nigeria,” he said.
In his remark, Chairman of the event His Royal Highness Alhaji Dr. Mohammed Sambo, and Emir of Wase appreciated the Vice-Chancellor for granting the group the permission to propagate the culture of unity.
The Emir represented by Mustapha Galadima who spoke in Hausa expressed delight on the efforts of the youths in keeping culture adding that,
” it shows that Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage will not fade away when the older generation passed on”
Speaking to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Chief host and Vice-chancellor of University of Jos, Professor Sebastian Maimako said,
” The late Sultan on whose memory this event was organized is known in all his dealings to pursue not his personal goals but the progress and unity of others”
The vice Chancellor represented by Chief Imam of the University Dr. Yusuf Abdullahi added that “If others will emulate his worthy examples, then, Nigeria will be a better place”
Speaking, the President of the club Haruna Abba saluted the guests that graced the occasion on educating the young ones more, on the priority of unity in Nigeria.
“Attention to duties, respecting the entity of Nigeria, accommodating others and more which the Sultan is known with are the virtues needed to develop Northern Region and Nigeria at large” Abba said.
Report and photo by REBECCA ECHIODA
Edited by JM (2/4)
Edited by JM (2/4)
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