Gbong-Gwom-Declaration

This declaration, the “MOG” in Berom language is the authorizing call (statement) made only by the owners and custodians of the Festival. It is made by His Majesty, the Gbong Gwom Jos, President Jos Joint Traditional Council and President of the Berom Traditional Council. The declaration can only be made in the language of his ancestors, the Berom Language. 

This declaration, the “MOG” in Berom language is the authorizing call (statement) made only by the owners and custodians of the Festival. It is made by His Majesty, the Gbong Gwom Jos, President Jos Joint Traditional Council and President of the Berom Traditional Council.

 The declaration can only be made in the language of his ancestors, the Berom Language. 

In this declaration, he calls on “Dagwi”, the Father of the Heavens (or Father in Heaven) to grant HWEI (child-children), CUN (food) and NYAMA (game for fur to cover nakedness and back the children as well as meat).

In this, it is understood that the Berom, as a people are godly and submissive to God’s will but much more, they depend on God for their lives and sustenance.