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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Promises To Partner With OFAAC To Boost Cultural Festivals In Delta State.

Anioma people at the event.
It was indeed a sight to behold this Monday as the Association For the Advancement of Anioma Culture, OFAAC, held the 16th edition of the annual Anioma Cultural Festival on Easter Monday In Asaba, Delta State.

From the flutist to the singers and dancers, it was a beautiful sight to behold as Anioma culture was fully on display with people from different parts of Anioma and beyond, gathered in their numbers to participate in the yearly epoch making event, with 170 participating groups that engaged the audience with different types of cultural activities all showcasing Anioma culture.

On hand to welcome the people of Anioma was the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, who thanked the organizers of the event for their effort and consistency over the years in putting together, such a magnificent event to showcase and promote the cultural heritage of Anioma people every year.

In his speech, Senator Okowa says: “I thank Fester Ifeadi and his team for their effort. I am happy that what was started 16 years ago gets better with every edition each year. I’m very proud of what we are doing and I know that what we are doing today is hard work and alot of effort put in by the organizing committee and I learnt that this year, we extended our hands of fellowship to our brothers and sisters from other Senatorial Districts, as an events such this helps to breed peace and rekindle our traditional practices and beliefs that could help our children understand our traditions and customs well”.
Ifeanyi Okowa.

I want to believe that what is going on today is what will strengthen the bonds of friendship between us and amongst all the ethnic nationalities in Delta State and we want to thank our people for the peace that you gave us in the last four years. We appreciate what you have done and we want to reassure you that in the next four years, it will only get better. Whatever we started, we shall complete. We know that the times are hard but we are going to work even harder and better to ensure that we impact on the lives of our people better.

On his part, the National President of OFAAC, Arc. Kester Ifeadi said that this year’s OFAAC festival was special as a mark of celebration of our victory at the just concluded elections in Delta State in which Okowa was reelected Governor of Delta State, acknowledging that “while celebrating this 16th edition of OFAAC, we are celebrating the victory of our Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa at the elections and the unity of Anioma.”

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