by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
PLATEAU STATE – As an annual event, Berom students of Plateau State set aside a day – or week – to remember their culture; and this year is not an exception.
Recently, the Cultural Day of the National Union of Berom Students (NUBES) took place at the Twin Theatre of Plateau State Polytechnic (PLAPOLY) Jos Campus.
During the celebrations, youths were urged to take their studies seriously, be productive and live the lives that please God, their Creator.
A distinguished speaker at the event, who is a member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency in Plateau State, Hon. Simon Mwadkwon, also told the gathering that there was the need for the students to be empowered and supported on their capacity building so they could achieve their full potentials.
Hon Mwadkwon made this assertion, while noting the contributions of the youths to national development and their resilience, despite the challenges confronting them.
He was represented by his Director of Media & Publicity, Cmrd Friday Bako, who described the youths as “persons with multi-dimensional talents, gifts and potentials that must be harnessed for socio-economic benefits of the nation.”
Hon Mwadkwon noted that, youth empowerment through strategic human capital development remain top priority, and assured that, he would continue to legislate on issues that will positively affect the youth population as well as carry them along in his activities and programmes.
Also, the National President of NUBES, Cmrd Badung Joshua Danjuma, commended the member and others, who contributed to the success of the event.
The event featured paper presentations by Rwas James Nyango and Barr. Weng Emmanuel, decoration of Ngo Sarah Pam-Dagah as “Deloh NUBES” and Presentation of Gifts to Zere/Suga NUBES and other contestants.
The event also featured live performances by some Berom Youths, who thrilled the guests.