The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Barrister Isuwa K. Misali has enjoined the members of the Boys' Brigade Nigeria, LCCN Fellowship to hold on to their culture.
The Permanent Secretary said this on the Cultural Day of the Boys' Brigade Nigeria, LCCN Fellowship at its ongoing 24th National Annual General Assembly (NAGA) at Demsa, with the theme "Christ has set us free" culled from the book of Galatians 5:1.
According to Barrister Misali who served as the Special Guest of Honour on the Cultural Day, when the colonial masters arrived Nigeria, they found that the culture of the Africans are attractive, they admired it and in some instances encouraged the locals to practice the way of their life.
He however, decried the attitude of copying foreign culture that is detriment to the indigenous culture. He explained that the imported culture has contributed in relegating the good culture of the black nation.
Barrister Misali expressed optimism that the culture of the people of Nigeria will be revived as the cultural troupes of the various Dioceses of the BBN LCCN Fellowship featured young people that will revive and sustain the lost glory of the Nigeria diverse culture.
He added that the introduction of church service to be conducted by respective tribes in their dialect by the LCCN is commendable and can help to revive the culture of the people.
The Permanent Secretary charged the BBN LCCN Fellowship to invite the media to cover their cultural day events which he said can reach other countries to attract tourists and sponsors.
Earlier, the National Coordinator of the Boys' Brigade Nigeria, LCCN Fellowship, Dr Benjamin Dire said that the National Fellowship introduced cultural dances from its District to National levels to encourage its members hold on to their good culture.
The National Coordinator, represented by his Deputy, Elder Zacheaus Joseph, said that all the cultural dancers are members of the BBN LCCN Fellowship across the nine Dioceses of the LCCN while thanking the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Strategy, Barr. Isuwa K. Misali and other dignitaries for honouring their invitation.
Cultural dances performed include Sam dance of the Dadiya tribe of Lamurde LGA presented by Gongola Diocese; Nwayo dance of the Ga'anda tribe of Gombi LGA presented by Shallholma Diocese; Yubi to jakaba dance of the Mummuye tribe presented by Taraba Diocese; Ngwam bwaboh dance of Mbula tribe presented by Todi Diocese and Kuruta dance of the Lala tribe was presented by Yola Diocese.
Others are Ganglah and zar tautau dance of the Kilba people presented by Arewa Diocese; Tula dance of the Tula tribe presented by Abuja Diocese; Sunyakoro Wa dance of the Yandang tribe presented by Mayo Belwa Diocese and the Chamba dance of the Chamba tribe was presented by Bonotem Diocese.
The National Annual General Assembly of the Boys'Brigade Nigeria LCCN Fellowship is the 24th since it was introduced in 1998 in Yola.