PRESS STATEMENT BY THE ORGANISERS OF AGILA CARNIVAL ON THE ACTIVITIES TO MARK THE 2014 CELEBRATION OF THE CARNIVAL IN ADO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, BENUE STATE
Plans have been concluded for the hosting of the 2014 edition of the Agila Carnival which will take place at Apa Agila in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State. In a statement issued during a courtesy call on the office of the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism. Price Edwin Ochai the initiator of the Agila Carnival spoke through Mr. John Onah a lecturer with the Department of Theatre Arts Benue State University Makurdi and the Arts Director of the Agila Carnival unveiled the blueprint for 2014 edition of the carnival which will include activities such as: Agila Carnival Rally, which will mark the opening of the 2014 carnival, Face of Idoma talent which is aimed at encouraging women to be entrepreneur and encouraging young women to be creative. The Face of Idoma have a star price of a brand new Hyundai Car.
The Idoma Got Talent which is a major highlight of the Agila Carnival seeks to explore people with ideas and talent and craft and many others, however the 2014 edition of the Idoma Got Talent will be targeted at musical talents with a star price of 500, 000. He also noted while speaking on the focus of Agila Carnival that the dream is to bring peculiarity to the region and Agila Carnival is just a breakaway from other carnivals around the globe.
Responding during the visit, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Bar/Mrs Comfort Ajene expressed a warm hand of welcome to the Agila Carnival team, and maintained that the Agila Carnival dream was a laudable project that will lift the face of cultural celebrations and economic activities in Benue State and in the fore Nigeria at large. She also expressed her deepest wish that she will love to have the State Government and ministry of Culture and Tourism to partner with Agila Carnival. She called on private partners to pledge support for the sustenance of this lofty dream.
Speaking during the visit Mr. Henry Ipole a media consultant to Agila Carnival expressed optimizing that if private partners and the government contribute their quota through partnership with Agila carnival the project will scale to another height in the pursuit of this great dream.
Also speaking on behalf of the ministry of culture and tourism, the Permanent secretary Mr Emmanuel Okpe lauds the giant strides of the Agila Carnival and expressed open hand of partnership with Agila Carnival. Relatively Mr Paul Apev, Acting Director of the ministry also promised the support of the ministry to towards the realization of the Agila Carnival dream
The event is slated to hold in December 2014.