City of Fugar to showcase Cultural Values  Heritage at annual Festival.

City of Fugar to showcase Cultural Values  Heritage at annual Festival.

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The cultural heritage of the people of Fugar will be in display from 22nd to 27th December 2023.

The cultural and heritage value carnival is meant to celebrate love and unity among the people of Fugar.

Fugar is a city located in Etsako Central is a Local Government Area in Edo State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Fugar. It has an area of 660 km2 and a population of 94,575 in the 2006 census.

According to the Chairman, Planning Committee of the Fugar Cultural Festival, Dr(Chief) Francis Ogege,  the six day action packed events will showcase the best cultural presentations and Tourist Sites Visitation

Ogege in a statement said, “Other events listed include, Football Match; Beauty Pageant Contest(Miss Fugar Queen); Wrestling and Dancing Competitions; Lecture/Award Nite plus a 5 Kilometre endurance trek from tourist sites”.

Ogege explained that preparations are almost concluded to ensure that guests from the world enjoy all the events in a carnival setting.

He noted that the cultural Festival being championed by the Fugar Progressive Union, FPU, a socio cultural group, is in collaboration with the Etsako Central LG and National Council For Arts and Culture, NCAC, with the theme, “Preserving Our Roots, Cultural Values, Identity and Heritage”.

The Chairman of the Local Government, Hon. Solomon Obomighie, assured that the tourist sites at Edegbake, Oghodoghodo and Ozikor, would be given a facelift that will ease access to Tourists during and after the cultural Festival.

On his part, the President General of FPU, Barrister Richard Anetekhai, who is elated and satisfied with the level of preparations, promised to liase with security agencies to ensure a safe and peaceful cultural Festival, which is fast attaining national and global relevance.

One of the special attractions in this year’s festival is the maiden edition of Miss Fugar Queen Beauty Pageant, to be held at the prestigious Philopet Continental Hotel and Suites, Fugar.

Our Correspondent reports that last year’s edition of the inter Villages Cultural presentation was won by Ivhiavhia Village, closely followed by Ivhiokhile Village. The inter-branches part was clinched by FPU, Auchi, with Abuja trailing behind.

The grand Finale of this 5th edition of Fugar Cultural Festival will be graced by Governor Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Comrade Phillip Shuaibu and top government officials from State and National levels.

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