NOA Cautions Against Using Vices To Celebrate Culture

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The Chairman, House Committee on Pension, Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon Benibo Alabraba (left), addressing participants, during a public hearing on Pension Reform Bill on the floor of the House in Port Harcourt, last Thursday. With him are other participants. Photo: Ibioye Diama

The State’s Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Plateau State, Mr Bulus Dabit, has cautioned against using nakedness, poverty and hatred to celebrate culture.
Dabit said that not every aspect of culture was good and should be promoted.
The director in an interview with newsmen yesterday in Jos, said that many people hide using culture as a disguise to spread animosity and bad morals in the society.
“ Culture should be used as tool for fostering unity, peace and love, which will shore up development in the society.
“Culture is not static, it is dynamic and should be used to celebrating  our oneness, love and unique values,” he said.
He said that many cultural festivals being celebrated in Plateau during the Easter period should emphasise the importance of living in peace, irrespective of ethnic or religious differences.
The director harped on exposing criminals in the society and desisting from fueling violent conflicts in the state.
“We should not allow our diversity to pull us apart, we must forgive one another and avoid negative competition,” he said.
Dabit congratulated the Kwalla ethnic group of Quan’pan Local Government Area of the state and other ethnic groups in Plateau on their recent cultural celebrations.
He said that the event should be used to preach love among humanity and showcase their potentials to local and international investors.