NEWSDAILYNIGERIA – The Director of Womenhood School of health Science-kaduna, Mr Nurudden Bello has called on Nigerians to take advantage of school cultural day celebration towards uniting students ,while teaching the young ones the importance of promoting their traditional and cultural dance and attires.
Speaking to Journalists during the school cultural day celebration, he said there is need to teach the young ones the vital roles local dances play in uniting the people irrespective of their tribe, cultural and historical background.
According to him, apart from sports, entertainment industries which unifies Nigerians, culture is another avenue that is bringing Nigerians together.
Students’ Cultural Troupe from different tribes ,entertained the guests with their best and cultural performances, food and drinks in their traditional and cultural attires made today’s event a remarkable one
Adding that, the school has many students from different cultural background, hence the need for each and every one of them to immensely showcase his/her culture for the benefit of the general public to know the values of other people tribes and cultures to promote peace and unity among all the Citizens across the 36 states of Nigeria
He explained that the essence of the celebration is to create the awareness in the students that “ we are different types of people, but civilisation has taught us to live together as one.
The educationist added its really high time for all Nigerian schools to be celebrating cultural day to help teach our children the importance of our langugaes,cultural backgrounds, so as to learn to live together and promote better understanding among different faith based organizations.
Over 7 indigenous tribes participated in today’s contest which include Yoruba, Hausa, Fulani, gyagyi, Nufe,Adara and other tribes, and the aim is to promote tolerance through cultural dance for peace and harmony in the country.
H noted that in developed countries, many people use their languages and cultural dresses as a tool for development. Hence, the need for Africans/Nigerians to equally use their language as a tool for development and uniting the nation.
The school Director stressed the need for parents to be teaching their childrens their local languages, and promote wearing traditional and cultural dressing in order to save their culture against going extention
“its high time to stand up and start teaching our children our culture and our real identity not copying foreigh cultures”
“Our culture is good more than the ones our children are borrowing from foreign countries”
Pastor yohanna buru , The National President of Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria was the special guest at the event
He called on the Federal Republic of Nigeria to create a National cultural day celebration with the aim of bringing together all the cultural troupes across the country.
Adding that this would surely help in bringing back peace,unity and better understanding among different faith based organizations across the country.
He urged parents to be teaching their kids their local tribes and languages,so as to save their own culture and dialect from going into extinction