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Idoma Carnival is the hub of our unity – AVM Adokwu, President Ochetoha K’Idoma

by Sanusi Oluwasegun

AVM Tony Adokwu (Rtd), President of Ochetoha K’Idoma, the apex socio-cultural group of Idoma people of Nigeria, has described the Idoma International Carnival as the hub of Idoma unity.

Adokwu described the carnival as a good platform to unite Idoma people and showcase her rich cultural heritage.

He made this comment on Friday during a meeting with Idoma International Carnival team in Abuja.

A visibly excited Adokwu lauded organisers of the acclaimed biggest street party in north of the Niger for always projecting the Idoma culture in a good light.

He said his office would give the necessary support to the 2021 edition of the carnival to make sure it is successful.

While endorsing the most-sought after fiesta in north central, Adokwu called on other Idoma sons and daughters to join hands with the organisers to make the event a huge success.

His words, “I have said this before and I would like to repeat it, this is the hub of Idoma unity. This is the kind of platform our people need.

“I have been following the event for years now and I must give kudos to Eddy (Ochai) and his team for always projecting our culture.

“This carnival has no doubt further put the Idoma community on the global map.

“In my capacity as the President of Ochetoha K’Idoma, I endorse this laudable project and I call on other well-meaning sons and daughters of Idoma to key into this. Let us build bridges and break boundaries.”

Earlier, the team presented a congratulatory letter personally signed by Chief Edwin Ochai, President Idoma International Carnival to AVM Adokwu on his emergence as the new leader of Ochetoha K’Idoma.

Ochai, in the letter, optimized that with the new leadership in place, Idoma International Carnival looks forward to vigorous support and increased participation from Ochetoha K’Idoma at the forthcoming festival.

“We hope the new leadership will use the 2021 Idoma International Carnival to promote peace, unity and the cultural heritage of Idoma Nation to the world.

“Idoma International Carnival scheduled to start on December 23, 2021, in Otukpo. The carnival could not hold last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restriction placed on large social gatherings. The theme for this year’s carnival is “Otu-Okpoche K’acholalo” (Hope for our people) and we are looking forward to an exciting festival in December,” part of the letter read.

Meanwhile, the search for the 8th Face of Idoma International is on!

The contest is open for girls of any ethnic group between the ages of 18 – 27.

Register now at www.faceofidoma.org or call 08061285943

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