Kebbi presents its very first cultural exhibition
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Kebbi presents its very first cultural exhibition

The Kebbi State Government in its determined efforts in all sectors of transformation including promotion of culture and tradition has organised a colourful exhibition of cultural art from various ethnic groups living in the state aimed at strengthening the unity of the people.

The State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Alhaji Yakubu Ahmed Birnin Kebbi, whose office organised the event tagged ‘First Unity Cultural Festival’ held at the Haliru Abdu Stadium, Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday, said Governor Nasiru attached great importance to the development of culture for social cohesion, unity and economic growth of the state.

According to him, this is evidenced by the governor’s support to the Ministry of Information and Culture to organize the first Unity Cultural Festival in the state by bringing together people of diverse cultural heritages to mingle with each other and showcase particular cultural talents.

“The current government of Comrade Nasir Idris is a people-oriented government, it will continue to use cultural diversity for unity and peaceful coexistence,” he explained.

The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Sa’idu Buhari Warrah, said the unity cultural event was made possible through the support of Governor Idris, adding that the ministry is grateful to the governor for providing it with a level playing field to carry out its mandate.

“Our artists and performers should strive to inculcate the virtues of tolerance through their performing skills among farmers and herders in order to improve the economic situation of the state. Both groups should embrace peace and unity,” he said.

Alhaji Warah urged the people of Kebbi State to sustain their support for the current administration and its policies to enjoy more dividends of democracy under the APC.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Yakubu Bala Tafida, was the special guest of honour at the event.

Among the groups that showcased their cultural talents were Fulani, Zabarma, Dakarkari, Kambari, Tiv, Igbo and Yorubas, much to the delight of the spectators.