Preparations are already in top gears ahead of the 2017 edition of the annual Agila Carnival.
Speaking on the progress made so far ahead of the highly-sought event three-day event, President of the carnival, Prince Edwin Ochai described cultural carnival as the melting point of Nigerian hospitality and the beginning of Unity, Peace and development if properly invested on in Nigeria as it is been staged in the heart of Benue state (Otukpo).
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja during the week, Chief Ochayi said it was the beginning of a new dawn and growth for Nigeria at large with its consistent mission of Promoting Unity, Peace and development within the marginalized Idoma speaking communities spread across the north central and other parts of Nigeria.
The renowned philanthropist and orator said the 2017 edition is slated for the 22nd – 25th Decemberand has reeled out the four day activities to include face of Idoma beauty pageant, Cultural exhibition/Music Concert, Cultural carnival, Idoma Ambassadorial achievement and awards, Business expo/Symposium and many others to be hosted at the carnival village St. Marry secondary school (Otukpo) Benue state
Ochai Edwin also enjoined governments, private sectors as well as well meaning Nigerians to key into this opportunity of supporting the annual economy carnival within the state which is hoped to becoming a national carnival that attracts tourism investors and make it compete with other international communities.
He added that Agila Cultural Carnival is one of the most unifying events, cultural and creative extravaganza, which is celebrated among the Idoma communities that is spread across Idoma land, Agila cultural carnival as such should be giving due attention by the members of Benue States House Of Assembly to strengthen the continues existence of this creative idea.
“On the socio-economic level, Agila Cultural Carnival is capable of generating business opportunities for singers, song writers, choreographers, film makers, costume builders, designers, makeup artists, as well as growing natural talents to mention but a few and having the capacity to drive the growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises many of which are skills-based services. These range from entertainment services related to cultural art forms such as dance, to the production of local crafts, cuisine” he said.
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Here are some memorable moments from last year’s carnival.