Maiden Edition Of Nigerian Drum Festival’s Logo Unveiled

Gov Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State Government
has unveiled the logo and launched the raffle draw of the maiden edition of
Nigerian Drum festival which would hold between April 19 and 21, 2016 in
Abeokuta.
Unveiling the logo
and launching of the raffle draw at the Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the Ogun
State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun stated that the event would foster the
growth and unity of the country being the first of its kind in Nigeria and
Africa at large.

Governor Amosun, who was represented by his Deputy,
Chief (Mrs) Yetunde Onanuga said the event would also promote cultural heritage
and unity of the people as it would draw participants from the 36 States of the
federation, apart from show-casing talents and skills on drum beating, drum
dancing and performances.
He stated that it
would also enhance tourism opportunities in the State which in turn would
create employment for the teeming youths.
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In his remarks, the
Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Basorun Olumuyiwa Oladipo expressed
optimism, that the Nigerian Drum Festival would turn around the face of Culture
and Tourism not only in the State but in Nigeria and Africa, as it would
promote cultural heritage of the country which other African Countries would
take a cue from.
 ‘’Drum is a common
factor that links tribes and ethnic groups with different cultures in Nigeria
and the Nigeria Drums festival will be an avenue to showcase the different
types of Drums’, Oladipo stated.
He said the logo was
unveiled to set the ball rolling and placed an official stamp on the planning
and organisation of the festival, while the State Ministry of Culture and
Tourism was perfecting plans towards the successful staging of the event.
 ‘’This is purely an
initiative of the Ogun State Ministry of Culture and Tourism supported by the
State Government and some stakeholders, but more stakeholders and sponsors are
welcome on board, the more the merrier’’, Oladipo said.
The Commissioner added that the raffle draw was
launched to create awareness and promote the festival amongst the grassroots,
saying that it would be an opportunity for buyers to win fascinating prizes to
commemorate the Nigerian Drums Festival, 2016.
 ‘’This is part of the side attraction of the festival,
there are other side attractions and they will be unveiled as time goes on’’,
The Commissioner said.
The event which had in attendance representatives of
the Minister of Information and Culture Ms. Grace Gekpe, Secretary to the State
Government Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, Commissioner for Agriculture, Ronke Sokefun,
her counterpart in Commerce and Industry Ministry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, Senator
Olorunimbe Mamora and Head of Service, Elder Sola Adeyemi among others.

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