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ActionAid Nigeria and DAG organized Cultural Fiesta and football competition in Kano



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The Executive Director Democratic Action Group(DAG)Dr.Mustapha Muhammad said the fiesta was convened to bring members of diverse ethnic affiliations under one umbrella for them to understand each other expressing the hope that the effort would reach fruition.

Dr Mustapha said what the they intend to achieve is to enhance issue of peaceful coexistence among various communities in Kano. Some communities don’t talk to each other but with this football match, it brings them together and as you can see they are now talking and networking.

“ we organized 2023 cultural peace fiesta and football competition for youths, the essence is to use our beautiful culture to promote peace and peaceful coexistence in our society.”

The Co-odinator of DAG in Kano has said they brought all the diverse traditional and ethnic groups to come and display their culture and goods in this culture peace.

“It is also to showcase the beautiful culture in terms of dancing competition and football competition so on,So that people from another communities will see what ohers are doing and admire,Dr said.
In his room the Executive Secretary of Kano state History and Culture Arc, Ahmad Yusuf has called on Nigerians to use culture in the promotion of peace and national cohesion.

The E.S said the issue of cultural diversity must be respected for every ethnic group to have a sense of belonging,adding that culture was an integral part of r surfing the quest for unity and Kano state government is ready to enhance and do more about this type of programa.

He pointed out that(Kanawa) are really trying to respecting cultural values which would be a good move for the nation as a way of checkmating the spectre of violent extremism affirming that no development could ever be achieved with members of different tribal affiliations fragmented.

“The government is already doing well to enhance the issue of Culture and Peace in kano,so I will deliver the message I carried from here definitely to our governor and I knew he will do something.”

The fiesta and football competition where’s participated with big wigs among them are CSO’s traditional rulers,CBO’s,CMMR security agencies, student’s and others.

theprogram where organized by ActionAid Nigeria and Dispite Resolution and Development Initiative, (DAG/DRDI) through the System Structure Strengthening Approach Against Radicalisation to Violent Extremism (SARVE III), funded by Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, (GCERF)

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