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Okowa plans cultural festival to boost tourism

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Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday said the state government is going to work with the Minister of Culture and Tourism to put up a cultural festival that will involve the entire state this year.

He said he has asked the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to partner with the Organisation For The Advancement of Anioma Culture (OFAAC) to organise the state-wide cultural festival.

Okowa who spoke at the 16th Anioma Cultural Festival organised by OFAAC in Asaba observed that cultural fiesta boost the unity of a people and promote their culture and tourism.

“This kind of cultural festival breeds peace among our people, unite them and rekindle our traditional practices. It provides opportunity for our children the opportunity to understand our custom, culture and traditions.

“We will work with OFAAC this year to put up cultural festival that will involve the entire state working with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism,” he said.

Governor Okowa commended OFAAC for its consistency in organizing the cultural event and used the occasion to thank Deltans for their support for him and his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro which manifested in the last general elections.

While assuring that his administration will work harder within the next four years to meet the yearnings and aspirations of Deltans, Governor Okowa reiterated that cultural festivals boost the unity of the people.

Earlier in a welcome address, the President of OFAAC, Arc. Kester Ifeadi had congratulated Governor Okowa for his electoral victory.

Ifeadi assured Okowa that OFAAC “will continue to support the building of bridges across the state especially through the recognition and celebration of our rich cultural heritage; this is the sixteenth edition and it is our determination to continue the celebration of the yearly festival.”

 

Francis Sadhere, Warri

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