By Usman Shuaibu
The Idoma West Community Development Association in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday celebrated its cultural day in a grand style at Pilot Science Primary School, Gwagwalada.
In an interview with newsmen at the occasion, the chairman of the association, Comrade Patrick Joseph Iddoko, calling on the government of the day to establish a cultural institution where every tribe would be represented to discuss cultural heritages.
He urged Idoma people to always contribute towards the development and progress of their culture.
“If you know more about you culture, you would not be a nuisance on the street”, he said.
He said Idoma cultural day was a platform where Idoma women would interact with one another as well cement the relationship.
He pointed out that plans were concluded to organize lectures for Idoma children on how to speak their dialect as well writing with their dialect.
Iddoko used the occasion to mention some of his achievements recorded in the association which included establishment of one (1) district head, rehabilitation of Idoma Hall as well provided ceiling fans and clothing the widows among other things.
Also speaking, the Ochi Idoma of Gwagwalada, Chief Mike Ochigbo, described Idoma people as peace-loving citizens in Gwagwalada and FCT at large.
Ochigbo advised the Idoma people to speak with one voice for the progress of their culture.
On his part, the chairman, Local Organizing Committee of the cultural day, Mr. Joshua Ichima, urged Idoma people to embrace their culture at all times.
However, the secretary of Gwagwalada Area Council, Hajiya Aminat Adah Alimi was given an award of recognition by the Idoma association.