Akwa Ibom community showcases Abuja’s cultural heritage
Jhe Akwa Ibom community in Abuja held the 2nd edition of its 2022 International Cultural Festival to showcase the cultural heritage and diversity of the state.
On the program, a mixture of laughter and entertainment as no less than seven masquerades offered scintillating cultural performances to the admiration of guests and participants on the occasion.
Speaking at the event, Rod. Aniefiok Ibah, chairman of the Akwa Ibom community in Abuja, said the theme for this year’s celebration, “Our Culture, Our Pride”, was appropriate as it came at a time when the state, community and nation are being ravaged by the effects of globalization.
“This event is intentional and one of our very strategic initiatives as a community to collectively strengthen all the fabrics of our cultural heritage that bind us together. As a community, we owe it to our state and our culture to celebrate and save them from extinction,” he said.
Member of the House of Representatives for the Federal Constituency of Nsit-Ubium Nsit-Ibom/Etinan, Onofiok Luke, who chaired the event, said, “We need to use our culture to show who we are. If you don’t tell your story, people will tell stories and no one can tell your story better than you.