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Youth losing touch with culture, a looming disaster – Gov. Gaidam

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Machina (Yobe), April 28, 2019 Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe on Sunday lamented the speed at which youth in the country were losing touch with their culture and tradition.

Speaking on Sunday in Machina, Yobe, during the annual Machina Cultural Festivals, the governor said the development was a looming disaster that should call for concern.

He stressed the need for urgent steps to be taken to redress the urgly trend, adding that preservation of culture and traditions were key elements for the development of any society.

He recommended the checking of influx of foreign culture and tradition, which he observed was the main cause of the present situation.

In his remarks ,the Emir of Machina, Alhaji Bashir Machinama, commended Gaidam for addressing the problems of his emirate, just as he conferred on the governor, the traditional title of ‘Shettima Fatihuma’.

He said the  prestigious title could be conferred only on personalities who distinguished themselves  in executing important capital projects that impacted on the lives of people.

“In humble reference to the government of Yobe, it is the sincere judgement of the people of Machina emirate and Machina local government that the tenure of Gaidam’s administration, has been the most significant.

“The most serious problems of Machina had been that of scarcity of water for human and animal consumption, as well as lack of tarred roads.

“Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, being dynamic, visionary, focused, committed and dedicated leader, has been able to solve the problems.

“For that reason, we the entire people of Machina are testifying that he has fulfilled most, if not all, the promises he made to the people of the emirate,” said the Emir. 

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