Thursday, 31 August 2017

Akwa Ibom at 30: Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Rep lauds celebration in Lagos

Akwa Ibom at 30: Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Rep lauds celebration in Lagos

The Special Representative to the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State in Lagos, Mr. Samuel Bassey has given his blessings to the forthcoming Akwa Ibom International Fiesta- Lagos 2017 when he received members of the event’s central planning committee in the state’s Lagos Liaison office on Monday.

The team comprised of the duo of the event progenitor, Nelson NseAbasi and the Consultant Mr. Louis Alozie, who is also the Marketing Manager for the German Automobile giant Volks Wagen in Nigeria.

In his speech, Nelson briefed the Governor’s rep on the need to create event activities to mark the creation of Akwa Ibom State in Lagos. According to him, the number of Akwa Ibom people in Lagos out numbers those residing in Akwa Ibom, he also stated in line with the Dakkada and Amazing Akwa Ibom initiatives of the Governor Udom Emmanuel led administration, the event seeks to harness the potentials of Akwa Ibom beyond oil, looking at Arts and Agriculture as a viable alternative.

Mr. Bassey stated that it is pertinent to give backing to any initiative which promotes the culture, brand and heritage of Akwa Ibom State. He gave his word to report progress to his boss and other appropriate quarters to ensure that the event receives blessings and necessary backing.

The planned weekend of fun and extravaganza is scheduled to hold at the historic FREEDOM PARK Lagos, with the theme ‘#AkwaIbomToTheWorld: Harnessing the potentials within’, featuring; Symposium, Cultural & Arts Exhibition, Orange Carnival, Food Tasting, Fashion Show and an ALL STAR Concert.

Akwa Ibom International Fiesta- Lagos 2017 will create an enabling platform for thousands of Akwa Ibom people to gather in view of celebrating their state of origin, while showcasing the rich historical and cultural heritage of the state, including the investment oppurtunities that abound. 

Other Nigerians and foreigners will also turn out in numbers to savour the amazing substances Akwa Ibom state boasts of.

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