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Mumuye People Celebrates Yam Festival In Taraba State

By Abdulmalik Magwe Bello

Mumuye people of Yorro Local Governmemt Area of Taraba State, North East Nigeria on Saturday celebrated their annual yam festival.

Our Correspondent reports that the “SANTII ANNUAL YAM FESTIVAL” was held in Pantisawa, the headquarters of Yorro Local Government.

The celebration marks the beginning of harvesting of yams by the Mumuye people.


Addressing the participants, the Chief of Mumuye, Alh. Ado Adamu Mazang II, welcomed the sons and daughters, both home and abroad, who graced the ocassion.

Adamu said Santii Yam festival is more than a cultural celebration.

“This festival is a testament to the enduring spirit of our people and the deep-rooted connection we have to the land and traditions that have been passed down through generations.

“It is a day when we come together to honor our ancestors, express our gratitude for a bountiful harvest, and strengthen the bonds that tie us to our cultural heritage”.

“The world is evolving, we should embrace modern technology to enhance our farming as we are bestowed with fertile land for farming.

We have the land, strength and capability not to feed ourselves alone, but to feed the country through agricultural revolution,” he said.

Personalities at the occasion include, the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Aminu Abdullahi Alkali, Member representing Yorro Constituency, Joseph Kassong Kannoh, Commissioner Ministry of Science and Technology, Muslim Aruwan and Commissioner for Watse Management and Innovation, Mr. Shonzen Bernard.

Others were the former Taraba State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. David Ishaya Kassa, Prof. Jerome Nyame, Prof. Ambrose Zemba, and Prof. Abbas Bunu Bashir who doubled as the Chairman of the occasion.

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