World Hausa Day is a special day for hausa native speakers which fixed by United Nation since year 2915 to promote the use of hausa language.
The World Hausa Day celebrations improves the vocabulary of the language says one of the occasion’s founders, Abdulbaki Jari. Kano Focus reports that Mr Jari and some of his online friends started celebrating the day on August 26, 2015 to promote the use of Hausa.
Daily trust sent an opponed letter to all hausa people namely jurists of the language.
The letter said ” In my view, World Hausa Day should be a day for soul searching to all Hausas in the world. We are blessed in so many ways, but like every ethnic group, we have our problems . Our shortcomings include too many beggars among us , disunity, lack of help/love among ourselves, and lack of leadership/vision. This piece is aimed at reawakening Malam Dan-Hausa from being asleep and snoring. No one chooses to be born as Yoruba or Igbo or Kanuri or Nupe and or Tiv man! I am proud to be a Hausa man! All well- meaning Hausas in the world should and or must “reflect” in a day like this on the above- mentioned problems.
On the other hand, the Hausas are blessed with many things. Hausa and Swahili languages are the two most widely spoken languages in Africa. Swahili is widely spoken in the East African countries while Hausa language is widely spoken in West Africa and beyond. Hausa language is being spoken by many Hausas in about 32 African countries out of the 54 Independent countries where they migrated for various reasons. There are about 10 million Sudanese of Hausa -origin in Sudan.
However, it baffles me to note that, about 90% of beggars in Nigeria are my people. Why? This is to the extent that some people maliciously linked our cherished culture with begging. Far from that! Ours does not accept it. I feel pain for this! After all, all ethnic groups have their various shortcomings! Sadly too, because 99% of Hausas are Muslims, some people have maliciously and or ignorantly thought begging is encouraged by “Islam”. Never at all!
Our people almost regarded begging as profession. All well meaning Hausas should and or must make serious effort towards discouraging our people from begging. After all, we are not the only people suffering from poverty in Nigeria. It is among all!
However, we are equally blessed, Hausa language is being taught as a course of study in universities in Germany, England, United States of America, Belgium, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and many other African Universities. A lot of European researchers study Hausa Language in order to make their research work easier in terms of gathering data, especially in West Africa and other parts of Africa. We have many Europeans that are professors in Hausa Language.
We must celebrate the fact that, Hausa Language has an international recognition. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), broadcast news in over 30 different world languages daily and from 1957 to date (62 years now ) it has been broadcasting news in Hausa language four (4) times daily (in total 2 hours) You can also watch them on “Capital TV” Ghana. United states of America’s Voice of America (VOA) Hausa service was established in 1979 (40 years now ) and it has been broadcasting news in Hausa language four (4) times daily.