The Enugu State Government says it has concluded the modality for the organisation of two festivals to keep the state bubbling and attractive to national and international tourists during this year’s yuletide.
The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Ugonna Ibe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Enugu that the festivals were Ezimo Waterfall Festival and Food Festival.
Ibe said that the waterfall festival would be held between Dec. 26 and Dec. 28, while the Food Festival would start on Dec. 20 and probably run for two days.
The commissioner said that the line-up of these festivals and other tourists’ attractions in Enugu State would make the state the tourists destination this yuletide.
He disclosed that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was already putting in place robust security measures at the state, local and community levels to ensure a hitch-free yuletide.
“The ministry, in conjunction with Ezimo Community Youth Forum in Udenu Local Government Area, will be organising a carnival from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28 targeted at unveiling the Ezimo Waterfall.
“Ezimo Waterfall is one of the breathtaking waterfalls we have in Enugu State. We want to use this opportunity to showcase it to the public.
“As our people and tourists come back from different parts of Nigeria and other countries, they can have a place to catch fun and experience other unique culture of the state,” he said.
Ibe noted that the ministry in partnership with On The Air Personalities, a group of broadcast media practitioners, would be organising a food festival on Dec. 20 at the Okpara Square, Enugu.
“This particular food festival will be grand as it will display our rich local cuisines and tourists can taste and feel these cuisines within a day or two days it will run.
“Those displaying the cuisines will also give history and background of the food and there will be lots of local palm wine, dancing and cultural displays to go with it,” he said. (NAN)