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Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has urged ethnic groups in the state to unite in protecting and preserving the  state’s proud heritage against threats to ancestral homes. 

Speaking at the 2024 Nzem Berom cultural festival with the theme “The Future of Berom Land: Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Reorientation,” held at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium in Jos, Governor Mutfwang praised the Berom nation for its role in promoting peace, tolerance, and solidarity.

He commended His Majesty, Da. Jacob Gyang Buba, on his 15th anniversary as the Gbong Gwom Jos. He paid gloring tribute to the leadership of the Gwong Gwom in guiding the Berom Nation and the state.

Governor Mutfwang announced a personal donation of N10 million to the Berom Legacy Trust Fund to train 75 young men and 75 young women, as part of his administration’s deliberate policy of reducing youth restiveness.

The Governor emphasized the need for unity among ethnic groups and highlighted government’s efforts at resettling Internally Displaced Persons and enhance security for rural communities.

 He announced plans for the 2025 Plateau Cultural Day and an Interdenominational Christmas Carol in December to promote cultural heritage and collective prayers for the state’s prosperity and security.

Representing the Senate President, Senator Diket Plang praised the Berom people’s industrial nature and commitment to peaceful coexistence. The Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, expressed gratitude for divine protection despite ongoing challenges and urged his people to redouble efforts in farming activities for a bountiful harvest.

Former Governor of the State, Da Jonah David Jang encouraged reliance on God, while former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd), emphasized the importance of preserving peace and unity in Plateau State and Nigeria. Prayers were offered for leadership, security, and prosperity in Plateau and Nigeria.

Gyang Bere

Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Executive Governor of Plateau State

May 17th, 2024.

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