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Stakeholders meet today for Anioma Cultural Fest

By Chuks Nwanne   |   01 April 2017   |   3:15 am

Some children performing at the Anioma Festival

Ahead of this year’s Anioma Cultural Festival put together by Organisation for the Advancement of Anioma Culture (OFAAC), a crucial meeting of the board and stakeholders on the project holds today in Asaba, Delta State capital.

According the President of OFAAC, Arch. Kester Ifeadi, attendees would, at the meeting, take final decisions on the form and shape the festival, which will take place in the open field of Anglican Girls’ Grammar School (AGGS), Asaba, would take.

In its 11 edition, the festival is a cultural showpiece that features groups from the nine local government areas that make up Delta North popularly known as Anioma (good land).

Aside the festival, which holds every Easter Monday, OFAAC also reaches out to the people through its micro credit scheme, community service yearly lecture that has featured personalities such as former Head of Interim Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Phillip Asiodu, Chief Fotune Ebie and others as guest speakers.

OFAAC was set up with the primary objective of preserving and advancing the culture of the Anioma people, as well as foster unity among the people, promote the use of ‘akwa ocha’ the tradition attire of the Anioma people, create Anioma consciousness and identity in the people amongst others.

This, Ifeadi said, OFAAC has achieved in the last 15 years of its existence.




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