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AKWAABA 2018: Ita Giwa to open Jollof Rice war as NCAC showcases Nigeria Food Culture

Senator Florence Ita Giwa, Chairperson of The Carnival Calabar

One of Africa’s most Prominent Women Senator Florence Ita Giwa the Chairperson of The Carnival Calabar and a Promoter of African Cuisine will be the Special Guest at this year’s Jollof Rice Competition at Akwaaba African Travel Market.

The Culinary Tourism Contest will involve The 3 West African Countries of Nigeria, Ghana and The Gambia. Last year 25 chefs from Ghana and Nigeria participated in the first #jollofricewar contest.

This year Gambia Tourism Board has nominated Mrs. Ida Cham of Yabouy Home cooking to represent The Gambia. The Nigerian Council of Arts and Culture will be Presenting Nigeria good Culture at The Nigerian day at Akwaaba.

Mrs. Ida Cham, CEO Yabouy Home Cooking, The Gambia.

According to the DG Otunba Runsewe, Nigerians need to project their rich culture in different manners. “Our very rich Cuisine is worthy of global acclaim. What we did in Russia at The World Cup showcasing Nigerian culture to the World is the template we want to use to make the world fall in love with Nigeria and its rich culture.”

Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director General Nigerian Council of Arts and Culture

The President of the World Craft Council wants Nigerians and foreigners to visit the NCAC stand to learn more about NAFEST and other Cultural events happening in Nigeria. Nigeria day is on Sunday the 9th of September. This comes after confirming 15 Travel Companies from Dubai to Showcase at Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos

This comes as Gambia Tourism Board seeks to renew their presence in Nigeria. As part of latest efforts to increase awareness for The Gambia as an all year tourism destination for discerning Nigerian visitors and prospective investors, the Gambia Tourism Board has announced its participation at the 14th Akwaaba – African Travel Market holding in Lagos between Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th September 2018.

The Gambia has confirmed participation with a 20 man delegate for the event to include Top stakeholders in the industry to be led by the DG Gambia Tourism Board.


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