Preparations are in prime gear for the celebration of Afia-Olu Nnewi (new yam festival), Anambra State 2019, arising later this month.
Chairman of the planning committee for the annual occasion, Moses Obi disclosed, yesterday, that the festival would witness homecoming of many Nnewi indigenes in diaspora and famous that a few of them had not visited residence for a very long time and would seize the chance to expertise Nnewi’s “rich” cultural heritage.
Obi stated illustrious little kids of Nnewi together with Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Dr Chika Okafor, Dr Cletus Ibeto, former Governor of Anambra State, Dame Virgy Etiaba, amongst others, are anticipated to grace the event.
He stated Governor Willie Obiano, his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, foremost industrialists in Nnewi, Chief Chika Emenike have been anticipated to be in attendance.
He defined that many individuals erroneously hooked up paganism to Nnewi new yam festival which he stated was not true.
He stated going for thanksgiving at church buildings had been a part of the actions lined up for the celebration to show that no concept of idolatry is hooked up to it.
Obi informed newsmen that satisfactory safety preparations can be made involving each typical and unconventional safety operatives to make sure a hitch-free occasion.
All masqueraders, he stated, can be correctly tagged for simple identification and would even be monitored by safety operatives.