We lean peaceful lifestyle from our forefathers—Umar Galle

The National Public Relations Officer, PRO of the Eggon Cultural and Development Association, ECDA, who double as ECDA chairman Galle branch, Umar Abdullahi Galle said the good virtues of their forefathers left behind have been utilized to its fullest potential.

He made this known while briefing newsmen on the idea behind organizing Galle Day annually in Nasarawa Eggon.

Mr. Galle said the idea behind the Programme was to tell their own story based on historical perspective. ‘We’re able to go down to where our people came from, where they settled in the beginning of the 18th century.

“We’re able to observe or accumulate the archeological presence and historical monuments that we are in Galle. That’s the beginning of our own history-where our people originated. By so doing, we met them in a town hall meeting and our elderly parents were able to tell us their own stories, and today we’re happy this history was well documented for the benefits of the present, young and unborn generations. That is the major reason for this historical book.

“Secondly, we are here today to showcase our ability as a community and to celebrate our togetherness, culture, and achievements so far. And to God be the glory a lot has been achieved and from your own assessment you can see how people are celebrating today; everyone is happy, including those we’ve invited; they are all happy with what they have seen here.

“This is how Galle people are, right from where and when we started. We haven’t changed, and we will not change for the progress, peace, and development of our nation.

“That was exactly what we learned from our forefathers, and it is exactly what we are sustaining today. So, I’m happy that Galle people are being celebrated worldwide because what is being demonstrated here would definitely go far, as many people will learn from us.

“We are going to be a model to Eggon nation and also I’m happy because by what we’re doing, our people will be a reference point for development. We actually want to take a lead as a community so that other people will follow. Galle people don’t take last” he said.

The Galle Day 2022 was featured launching of a book titled ‘History of Galle’, unveiling of traditional food, turban of illustrious sons and daughters of Galle as Eggon traditional dancers trail the crowd.

Former Minister of information, Labaran Maku, former House of Representatives member, David Ombugadu, Engr  Abashi Simon among other dignitaries that graced the occasion, all centered their messages on peaceful living.

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