Dabiri-Erewa lauds igboFest Minnesota for promoting Nigerian culture

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has commended Mr. Peter Egbudom, Chairman of the 2023 IgboFest, Minnesota, USA, for promoting Nigerian Culture abroad.


She gave the commendation when she received the IgboFest 2023 Chairman in her office, in Abuja.


According to her, culture is flora and fiona of the people,

“I am so glad you want to make it bigger this time, I hope you put this festival on the world map because this is an amazing culture that the world needs to know about” she added.


Egbudom who was glad to invite the NiDCOM Boss to the event also called on the Nigerian Government to tap into it as there are several opportunities that can be harnessed to attract foreign direct investment to the Country, through tourism and culture.


He added that this year’s festival, the 28th edition, will include a display of different Nigerian cultures and cuisine , from all parts of the country , so as to promote Nigeria.


“The world is becoming more interdependent, wherever you are in the globe, you are likely to interact with people from other cultures, this event will help us better understand other cultures and accept our diversity” he said.


The Chairman of the festival also described it as a means to boost the self esteem of the younger generation through giving them a sense of identity, engaging them and occupying their minds away from depression, drug abuse and the likes.


The festival which is the 28th, is set to hold on the 11th and 12th of August, 2023 in Minnesota, U.S.A.



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