The Muri Unity and Development Forum (MUDEF) in Taraba State, Saturday says it would organize programs that would engage their unemployed women and youths to get them off the streets.
The Chairman of the forum, former Senator representing Taraba North at the National Assembly, Senator Abdul’aziz Ibrahim disclosed this during a one day Agric and cultural show called “WASAN GONA” organized by the forum that took place in Jalingo.
He said the proposed programs would be released gradually from now to next year, 2022.
According to Send. Ibrahim, the essence of the forum is for development, pointed out that the program was organized with a view to show the people of Muri nation that as individuals with combine efforts they can develop without the government.
“You can see there are no government people, you can imagine how much it would have costed if government was to do this but we did it on our own with contribution of N10,000/N5000 from members of our Association.
“So we want private sector non-governmental initiatives in the development of Muri, that is the cracks of our organization. We want Muri to develop from the initiative of indigenes of muri who will come together not as government but as individuals there are so many things we can do to contribute to muri and we are going to publish a balanced history of Muri from all perspectives, the book would be launch by the next time we do the WASAN GONA. Said Sen. Ibrahim.
Also speaking, the Wazirin Zing, Sir. Linus Ibrahim said what the forum has embarked on is yielding a positive result as the aim of the organizing the event was to bring back the unity through show casing the Agricultural and cultural potentials of Muri nation.
He enjoined the people of Taraba State, Muri in particular to understand each other and be united to enable them achieve their set goals, saying that without unity, there will never be development.
On his part, Professor Abbas Bashir of Moddibo Adama University, Yola, said the Muri Unity and Development Forum has achieved one of its objectives, adding that as diverse people they were able to revived their aged long unity and understanding.
High points of the event was performance of cultural dances by various tribes, Horse riding, Boys’ Gudun Buhu as well as Girls’Gudun kwai.
Also an outstanding achievement Awards of Honour was presented to Maj. Gen. Habila P.Z. Vintenaba, Man. Gen. Boniface R. Sinjen, Air Vice Marshal Kabiru Ali, Brig. Gen. Adamu Yari Yakubu, Brig. Gen. Jerry F. Kuka and Brig. Gen. James D. Bambur as well as D.I.G Aminci Baraya.