… As AWAN Announces New Date for Event
Lagos State Government has promised to support members of the Awori Advisory Council in ensuring the success of the Awori Day Celebration designed to showcase the cultural heritage of Awori land and indigenes.
The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Femi Martins, made the promise at a Press Conference organised by the Awori Welfare Association of Nigeria (AWAN) to unveil the details for the Awori Day celebration.
He informed that the State Government equally endorsed the event because it aligns with government’s commitment to promoting the cultural heritage of the State, in line with its T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.
Martins added that the State Government is interested in elevating the status of its cultural heritage, revealing that there are plans to make the Awori Day celebration a top-notch event that will be recognised globally.
According to him, the Awori Day Celebration will enhance the status of Awori sons and daughters within Nigeria and those in the diaspora and will also reaffirm the prominent roles played by the Aworis in nation-building across all facets of life.
Addressing members of the Press, the Chairman, Awori Day Central Working Committee, Prince Adetunji Fadina, said the forthcoming Awori Day Cultural Festival 2022 is designed to showcase to the world the rich culture and tourism products of the Awori people as part of their contributions to tourism development in Lagos State.
He said the Press Conference became important and urgent to update the public on the approved date for the event and other relevant information about the upcoming festival.
According to him, the festival which had earlier been slated for November 26 2022, will now hold on December 11, 2022, at Police College, Ikeja, to ensure all-inclusive participation.
Prince Fadina thanked the Lagos State Government for the unwavering support towards achieving success in the preparation for the first Awori Day Cultural Festival.
The Chairman of Awori Day Advisory Council, Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole said that December 11 date would provide the Awori people with the platform to demonstrate the culture of the Aworis in Lagos and Ogun States.
He affirmed that the Awori descendants have many cultures from different parts of Lagos, Ogun and in the Diaspora to exhibit to the world.