Published On: Mon, Jun 3rd, 2013

All is Set for 2013 Benue State Akata Cultural Fishing Festival


Report reaching us has it that arrangements have been finalized for organization of the 2013 Akata Fishing and Cultural Festival holding in Benue State
A statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by the Principal Consultant, Gren Business Dimensions, Mrs. Rosemary Duamlong said the need to ensure that every arrangement was in place to make AKATA 2013 the huge success desired by all compelled the organizers to initially postpone the event.

“The festival originally billed to hold from Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6, 2013 will now hold from Tuesday, June 25,- Thursday June 27, 2013” the statement said.
Continuing, the statement added “We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may cause you and your organization”
According to her, the festival which is a celebration of the rich culture of Tiv people in Benue State, is to promote Benue State as a tourist destination and also bring together the local and global community for greater economic opportunities.
“Fishing competition is the main event of the day of the festival. Other activities include traditional dancing, traditional singing, power bike riding, traditional wrestling, boat racing, arrow shooting competition and traditional Tiv pageant (Miss Akata) aimed at promoting the Tiv woman and her virtues. ” the statement said.
Promising that all known traditional dancers in the area would participate in the event, she added that top government officials and business moguls from all the states of the federation would be in attendance.
The statement said the three-day international fiesta would encourage more private sector participation, bring more benefits to the people of the state, showcase the tourism potential of Benue State, create wealth and unite the people and the communities.

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