AGAJE NI MU GYARA: A WAKE-UP CALL PROGRAM FOR REVIVING NORTHERN LOST NORMS AND VALUES

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Back in the days, the Northern societies of Nigeria had essential norms, immanent values and the level of decency was high. The people then respect one another, parents send their children for religious education along with necessary stuffs without them succumb to beg for survival. Moreover, leaders at all levels had spirited moral compass whereby they impact on the lives of their people positively not like now that they are there to fatten their accounts.

‘‘AGAJE NI MU GYARA’’ is therefore a program aimed at revamping and redeeming the lost values that accelerate individual and societal developments, hence reducing crimes and making communities free from all vices. It would act as agent against enmity amongst people, political autocracy, religious sentiments and several other issues.

The first area that the programme would concentrate upon is the making businesses profitable, both buyers and sellers of goods and service would be transacting without much suffering; thereby lessening burdens they might be encountered. In the past, markets operated on specific days and with few people covering hundred kilometers to buy or sell stuffs but nowadays, technological advancements have brought more ease; people buy their desires from their comfort zones using market websites. Still, despite all these transformations and innovations, some erring individuals and groups ventured into such platforms not to help but to defraud. They open websites, send text, call their targets on phones and convince them; in turn, unlucky victims end-up losing huge amounts and valuable properties.

Our grandparents told us that during their times neighbor embraced responsibilities of their fellows, they ate together, punish children of neighbors whenever they are wrong, pay their school fees like their own biological children and commended them to do more when they did good which inspired them in putting more efforts in those directions.

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Usman Abdullahi Koli.