Ahead of organising a state-wide cultural festival, Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has asked the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to partner with the Organisation For The Advancement of Anioma Culture (OFAAC).
Speaking at the 16th Anioma Cultural Festival organised by OFAAC in Asaba on Monday, the governor observed that cultural fiesta was a boost to the unity of a people and promotion of their culture.
“This kind of cultural festival breeds peace among our people, unite them and rekindle our traditional practices,” he said, adding, “it provides opportunity for our children the opportunity to understand our custom, culture and traditions.”
He added: “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.”
Okowa commended OFAAC for its consistency in organising the cultural event and used the occasion to thank the people of Delta for their support for him and his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, which manifested in the last general elections.
While assuring that his administration would work harder within the next four years to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people of Delta, Okowa reiterated that cultural festivals provided a boost to the unity of the people.
Earlier in a welcome address, the President of OFAAC, Arc. Kester Ifeadi congratulated Okowa for his electoral victory, assuring 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.”