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Edo Pledges Security as Tourists Visit Igarra for Aba Festival

Aba Festival

Edo State government at the weekend promised adequate security for expected tourists as Igarra, Akoko-Edo local council holds its 288-year-old Aba festival, which would draw tourists from across the globe to the community. The Aba festival is celebrated once in six years and it re-establishes the well-knitted age-grade system in the community that sees members of the opoze age-group perform legislative and some executive functions before graduating into the elders council of the community.

The state governor, Godwin Obaseki, stated this when he visited Igarra community to ascertain the level of preparedness for the festival. Represented by the Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora, Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, he told the traditional ruler of the community, Oba Emmanue Adeche Saiki II, Otaru of Igarra, that

6 Reasons To Visit Igarra For The Aba Festival


For over two centuries, the people of Igarra has celebrated the ABA Festival, even before Nigeria gained independence, they’ve witnessed, fought and survived battles, colonization and territorial conflicts, vast and filled with dexterity.

Igarra is also known as “Etuno” the people are hospitable; they have great sense of humor and great FOOD as well.

Protected by the positive energy of the Kukuruku Hills, renowned and known for her diversity, it is surrounded by neighboring communities who works together to foster economic growth and development.

ABA Festival is significant and prestigious, it reiterates the