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Fulani holds cultural festival in Abuja to showcase heritage

A Fulani woman

By Anthony Maliki

Fulani under the auspices of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore will organise the first annual Fulani cultural festival in Abuja to showcase cultural heritage of their people.

Speaking with Apex News Exclusive, the National Director Media and Communication of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bala Bayero said the festival is meant to bring back the lost or abandoned pular culture.

Bala Bayero

“In line with the above subject, we intend to visit the Fulani settlements (Ruga) so that to reach out to the Fulbe at the local level in which we are also going to sensitize herdsmen on the need to introduce modern rearing techniques,” he said.

He said the cultural festival would help in uniting the fulbe of Nigeria and other African countries.

Bayero stated that one of the reasons behind going to the fulani settlements under the program, ‘Mu leka Ruga,’ is to unite all Fulbe groups to be speaking under one umbrella and also mobilize Fulani parents on the need to send their children to schools.

“We also want to clear the negative conception of the fulbe by some Nigerians and to show the world how peaceful we are, and so as to live together in peace and harmony for the development of our country,” he said.

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