The Chief Administrator of Okene Local Government, Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad has described the 8th Ebira carnival as a means of showcasing the cultural identity and tourist sites Ebira nation to the outside world.
According to him the carnival has enable the younger generations and other tribes to appreciate the cultural heritage and values of the people of Ebiraland.
In a statement by Abdulmumin Abubakar
Special Assistant Media to the Administrator, said Engr. Abdulrazaq stated this at a reception organized to crown activities of this year’s celebration of Ebira cultural Carnival in Okene.
The Council boss who led large crowd of Okene Local Government contingents and cultural troops for the carnival possession also dressed in full ebira cultural attire to the admiration of visitors and tourists who had gathered to get a glimpse of the much celebrated carnival.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the programme, Hon. Abdulrazaq expressed satisfaction with the number of people and visitors that graced this year’s carnival and maintained that, the Omi -Hills at Inozomi where natural, clean and chilled spring water flows all year round, siren and relaxing site at Usugwe are all beauty to behold.
Others are Itinochi fabric which is second to none in terms of quality, delicious Ebira foods and scintillating dancing steps from the cultural troops were some of the achivements of the carnival which he said remain “our heritage and pride.
While expressing his immense gratitudes to the governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello for his support and the enabling environment to successfully stage the cultural carnival, Hon. Abdulrazaq thank all sons and daughters from Okene Local Government for coming out in their large numbers to give the carnival a colourful outlook and making the end of the year cultural programme huge success.
The Council Chairman maintained that, Okene Local Government will continue to partner with the Organizers of this unique cultural activities to discover more tourist sites which when harnessed, will help improve more Internally Generated revenue, boast the economy of Ebiraland and provide direct and indirect jobs to the people.
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