Saturday, 3 September 2016

2016 ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF NEW YAM FESTIVAL, IGEDE AGBA


By Emmanuel Ugaba
The 2016 annual new yam festival called IGEDE AGBA which was traditionally celebrated on the 1st day of September this year is being officially celebrated today courtesy of Oju/Obi local government councils.



The occasion which featured several activities including cultural shows, cooking competition among others was witnessed by His Excellency, Governor Samuel Ortom, ably represented by Chief Odeh Ageh, Commissioner for Information and Orientation.

To grace the occasion with his business prowess, Mr. Francis Ogbaka, an Abuja based business tycoon, presented a paper titled AGBA DESCENDANTS ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AGENDA. In his paper, he emphasized on the importance of entrepreneurial skills as panacea for development and encouraged Igede people to imbibe business as an alternative to white collar jobs.

Other side attractions included speeches, comedy and cultural dressing display.

Present at the occasion were the Head of Service, Mr. Adaikwu Inwanta, among dignitaries.

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