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Akoko-Edo Urged To Harness Tourism Potentials Of Aba Festival

Aba festival drum

As the people of Akoko- Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, gears up to celebrates the 38th edition of its 288 years old popular Aba festival, the organizers have been urged to explore the tourism potential of the age-long event for economic benefit to the locality and the State.

Mr Kenneth Obende, a native of Igarra who is equally angling to contest the Chairmanship seat of the local government said the festival also offer a unique  opportunity to foster peace among the people.
He reiterated that the day is a special one as all sons and daughters of Igarra community will all be at home to mark the festival.

According to Obende ” this festival offer yet another opportunity to bring all sons and daughters of Akoko-Edo together more especially those in diaspora. Where issues bothering on unity and development of our people will also be a key focus for discussions, interaction and an avenue to display our rich cultural heritage”

“No doubt this period will create a huge opportunity for tourists and prospective investors to cash in on the conducive environment suitable for businesses and other commercial activities. He added. [Leadership]

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