Zulum entrusts traditional rulers with the preservation of cultural heritage
By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –
Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum called on traditional and religious leaders to take the initiative to mobilize their subjects, especially young people, in order to preserve their norms and values and their identity.
The governor said it on the occasion of the Bura Cultural Day 2022 organized by the Marama Community Development Association which took place at the Marama Play Ground government secondary school in Hawul LGAt state.
Represented by his deputy governor, Usman Kadafur, the governor declared that the Cultural Day of Bura 2022 with the theme “Echoes of a dying culture: the experience of Bura”, “is appropriate and at the right time” .
The governor said that the current administration will continue to pursue the full implementation of the Ten Compact Program and the Ten Year Strategic Transformation Plan to bring governance and development to all parts of the state.
Zulum took the opportunity to call on the population to continue sending their pupils to school, as education remains the foundation of all development in any society, while ensuring people more development projects. before the end of the administration.
MCDA Acting President Mr. Samuel Bwala said the festival has, over the years, provided a forum for interaction, celebration and showcase of the rich cultural heritage of the Bura people to the world.
The president called on the state government to consider the rehabilitation of the Yimirshika -Marama -Kidang road, the revitalization of the agricultural school, the fence of the central primary school of Marama and the general hospital of Marama and the replacement of electrical transformers, among others, in the community of Marama.
The Emir of Biu, SAR, Mai Mustapha Umar Mustapha congratulated the organizers of the festival and all the sons and daughters of the Emirate of Biu for their cooperation and understanding in maintaining and reviving their culture and traditions.
The emir prayed to God to continue to unite them for the progress and development of their community.
Borno State Service Chief Barr. Simon Malgwi in a paper presentation observed that the Bura culture is rapidly disappearing and heading towards extinction, noticeable in the realms of language, traditional music and even food.
He therefore stressed that all hands must be on the bridge to reverse the trend.
Former Deputy Governor Alhaji Ali Abubakar Jatau listed some of the benefits of the festival as well as the historical background, while congratulating everyone who has contributed in one way or another to the organization of the festival each year.
Former Federal High Court Judge Judge Ibrahim Auta Ndahi thanked everyone who attended the occasion and commended the state government for all its development efforts in the community.
Also in an interview, the president of Pelambirni Development Association Builder, Yusuf Yohanna Balami called on the governor to improve the schools in Pelambirni and to proceed with the rehabilitation of the only road connecting kwajafa to the communities of Pelambirni.
More than twelve million naira were made at the launch of the association’s calendar with the highest donation of five million naira from the state government and another five million naira from the vice governor respectively.
The event was also attended by the emirs of Biu, Shani Sheleng, representative of the Emir of Guyuk, some members of the National Assembly and special advisers, high-level governments and political party officials, among others.
Highlights of the occasion include group photos, videos, dancing, percussion, musicals, songs, display and launch of the association’s almanac or calendar.