APPRECIATION OF ABIA CULTURAL FESTIVALS.
l must appreciate Abians who organised one cultural festival or the other to mark the end of 2017 and to usher in 2018. Abia cultural festivals showcases us as a people via our culture and values, telling the world who we are, where we are coming from, also to appreciate our cultural views and values.
The Government of Abia state has a huge determination for cultural orientation and re-orientation and to the preservation of Abia cultural values in languages, dances, arts and crafts etc. It is along that determination that our Governor Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu recently created the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
The new ministry is a re-affirmation of his government’s determination and readiness to partner with individuals, groups, communities and stakeholders in culture and arts industry in the preservation of Abia heritage – Ejiri Mara Abia.
Culture and Tourism has become a global phenomenon for revenue generation, apart from the leisure and entertainment