2018 Ebira Carnival kick-starts in Okene, with funfair 



Administrator of Okene LGA, Engr Abubakar Mohammad making his way into the venue of the Carnival Picnic

The 2018 edition of Ebira Carnival  kick-started on Wednesday with a  Carnival Picnic at St. Paul’s Primary School,  Okengwe. Okene Local Government Area, with lots of funfair.


Ebira Carnival comes with the display of the rich culture and tradition from ethnic groups across Ebiraland.


The opening ceremony was attended by the Administrator of Okene LGA , Engr. (Mall) Abdulrazaq Muhammad and his counterparts from Okehi, Adavi, Ogori/Magongo and Ajaokuta LGs as well as the APC Candidate for House of Assembly, Hon. Ahmed Dahiru Amewuru.

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Desirous of the fulfilment of the long craved spread of the annual Ebira Carnival across the 5 LGAs in Kogi Central, the Organizers said that Governor Yahaya Bello has mandated the Carnival Organizing Team to conduct Ebira Carnival 2018 across Kogi central senatorial district.

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Accordingly, as part of the new innovation the Organizing Committee also said it desirous of   having His Governor  Yahaya Bello in attendance alongside other Governors.


They noted that the grand finale will be beamed live on national TV for broader viewership with an International Musician entertaining the guests.

The schedule of activities is as follows


Wed. 26th Dec. 2018:

Okene LGA Picnic.

Venue:St. Paul Anglican School, Okengwen.

Time:12pm till nightfall.


Thursday, 27th Dec. 2018.

Adavi LGA Picnic

Venue: Omi Hill, Govt. Day Sec. School, Inoziomi.

Time: 12pm till nightfall.


Friday, 28th Dec. 2018.

Ogoro/Magongo Picnic

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Venue: Science Sec. School, Akpafa Opp. Local Govt. Secretariat, Ogori/Magongo.

Time: 2pm till nightfall.


Saturday, 29th Dec. 2018.

Ajaokuta LGA Picnic

Venue: Govt. Secondary School, Ebiya Ajaokuta LGA.

Time: 12pm till nightfall.

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While Monday, 31st Dec. 2018, is the Grand finale

With Procession which will commence at Okene Waterworks from 9:00am, Street Party & Concert featuring International Artiste at GRA Okene while the Grand Command Reception will hold at the Public Field, Opp. Dabras Hotel.


The Organizers said that this year’s Carnival celebration promises to be bigger, bolder and better, and advise those wish to attend  with friends, family and loved ones to experience the Sights, Sound and the rich cultural heritage of the good people of Ebiraland.

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