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Lagos Tourism Commissioner, officials upbeat about the iconic festival, Eyo masquerade to make signature appearance


Uzmat Akinbile Yusuf, Lagos state Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, says preparations for the 35th edition of National Festival of Arts and Culture, dubbed Eko Nafest has reached 99 percent , appreciating governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for moral and financial support towards successful hosting of iconic festival in November.

From security, transportation, accommodation and sundry logistics commitments, Akinbile disclosed that the military precision approach and deployment to fully ensure a hitch event, and showcasing the diversity Nigerian culture tourism and in particular, the signature outing of Eyo masquerade, is top notch, giving kodus to Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture, for providing the platform of guidance and expertise to flourish all preparation efforts.

“we are excited and can’t wait to welcome Nigerians from all works of life to our city of aquatic splendour and excellence. We shall more than bring glamour to this iconic festival, with a special outing of Eyo masquerade and believe me, the opening ceremony slated for 0nikan stadium, will unveil the full entrainment entrapment ever seen anywhere” the commissioner explained.

Speaking at the sidelines of the meeting of the National planning Committee for the festival, held at National Institute for Sports, National stadium in Surulere, on Thursday, Mrs uzmat Akinbile Yusuf who got positive nodding of her team of tourism officials, assured that Lagos, will make a significant difference never before to Nafest, which Lagos last held in 1988.


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