By Yakubu Halliru jekadafari
The call was made by the Gombe state commissioner of information and culture, Mr. Julius Ishaya Lafes, at Kalorgu, Kaltungo local government area of Gombe state during the “am kangubo kalorgu 2022 cultural event”.
Mr. Julius explained that Kalorgu is the ancient city of the entire Tangale nation, describing Tangale as people who value and cherish their history.
He, therefore, urged the general public to emulate the Tangale the people and hold on to their culture because it is part of their identity.
The commissioner also cautioned people against borrowing other people’s identity, adding that it is the responsibility of every ethnic group to protect their own culture.
Earlier speaking the vice-chairman of the kalorgu development association, Abuja chapter, Mr. Kenas Isaac, said education is the light that every society needs, which is why the association used the opportunity of the annual festival to offer scholarships to the less privileged students in their community to encourage them in their studies.
Traditional foods, light cultural weapons, traditional musical instruments, as well as traditional dances added colors to the event.