Nigerians display rich cultures in New York
Nigeria’s rich cultures came on display in New York as the country’s consulate general showcased the cultures and traditions of the people of Rivers, Cross River and Benue.
The second edition of the Nigeria Cultural Show featured cultural displays from the Andoni and Opobo of Rivers, Efik of Cross River and Idoma from Benue.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, said the cultural show showcased Nigeria’s diverse traditions and promoted cultural tourism, economic growth, and foreign direct investment.
The minister explained that the inaugural show organised by the consulate general in July, which showcased the Argungu Fishing Festival and the Osun Osogbo Festival, produced positive results.
Mr Dada explained that some tourists from the U.S. travelled to Nigeria shortly afterwards to attend the Osun Osogbo Festival in August.
He commended the consulate general for the initiative of ensuring that Nigeria’s diverse and rich culture was propagated, enjoyed and preserved to be handed over to generations yet unborn.
The minister also commended Nigerians in the diaspora for their support and displaying their cultural attires at the show.
“Your continued support in the promotion of Nigeria’s potential and achievements in various fields of human endeavours is commendable,” he said.
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