Nasarawa was founded in about 1838 in the Afo (Afao) tribal territory by Umaru, a dissident official from the nearby town of Keffi, as the seat of the new emirate of Nassarawa. In 1976 Nasarawa became part of Plateau state; in 1996, it became part of Nassarawa state. Nasarawa chiefdom is indeed the home town of the major Gwandara villages/towns in Nigeria. The GwaDECA – Nasarawa chapter was formerly headed by: Mr. Musa Dangana – Giza, now chaired by Dr. John Mamman – Dari and other concerned Gwandara sons and daughters. Gwandara been a West Chadic language, according to Wikipedia and the closest relative of Hausa, spoken in Northern Nigeria, predominantly in the north central region of Nigeria by about 30,000 people. They are found in large numbers in a resettlement town of New Karshi, Karu LGA, Nasarawa State. New Karshi has a Gwandara first class emir Muhammadu Bako III (PhD).
Below are the newly GWADECA Excos – Nasarawa state chapter:
Chairman: Dr. John Mamman – Dari | Vice Chairman: Alh. Muhammed Musa Danazumi – Daddare | Secretary General: Jamilu Galadima – Kwandare | Assistant Secretary General: Ibrahim Dauda – Karshi | Financial Secretary: Abubakar Abdullahi – Koso, Karu | Treasurer: Alh. Ismaila Muhammed – Riri | PRO: Isaac Galadima – Kokona | Auditor: Nuhu Adamu – Keffi | Legal Adviser: Barr. Mohammed Adi – Giza | Education Secretary: Hon. Nuhu Mohammed Agbo – Igah | History/Cultural Affairs Secretary: David B. Mamman – Kokona | Organizing Secretary: Comr. Muhammed Bako – Shabu | Youth Leader: Dr. Umaru Degree Nuhu – Giza | Women Leader: Haj. Habiba Ibrahim – Ara | Assistant Youth Leader: Bilyaminu Yusuf – Ara | Assistant Women Leader: Hauwa Muhammed Bawa – Daddare
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