In a bid to further harness the immensely rich cultural/tourist potentials abundantly embedded in Edo state, the Ososo carnival initiative today organized a press conference to unveil the official logo of the 8th edition of the Ososo carnival 2018 tagged “Celebrating Unity for Community Development” slated to hold from on Wednesday 26th to Monday 31, 2018 at Ososo in Akoko-Edo local government of Edo state.
Addressing the gathering, President of the Ososo Carnival Initiative, Mr. Moses Ajayi ceased the opportunity to outline programs lined up for the historic event which will herald a complete package of leisure events ranging from street dance, parade of costumes, arena based performances, beauty pageant, musical fun-fairs, bonfire, cultural display, art and fashion exhibition, visual creativity and exciting sporting activities.
“We are poised to put Ososo in the global map by showcasing the aesthetic cultural heritage, tradition and huge tourism potentials thereby creating a viable value chain of economic prosperity”
According to him, he said the essence of this year’s carnival is geared towards promoting peace and unity hence the need for culturally endowed communities to tap into the tourist destination allowing domestic tourism to blossom.
Mr. Moses Ajayi called on Ososo indigenes both home and abroad to be more united, supporting the success of the carnival. He thanked His excellency, the executive governor of the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, individuals and corporate sponsors for their unflinching commitment in ensuring the investment potentials of tourism in Edo state is properly harnessed putting into consideration the peculiarity of the Ososo Carnival 2018.
Representing the DG of the National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Ogunsewe, the South-south coordinator of the council, Princess Ivie Igbinoba said the Ososo carnival is recognized and highly regarded as a national festival.
The council will always encourage and support the organizers of the Ososo carnival. She assured that the NCAC will be fully on ground for the carnival.
Also speaking at the press conference, a major media partner of the Ososo carnival and CEO of Neo media, Mr. Ehi Braimah, stated that the 2018 edition will be bigger and better. “The presence of Edo state Commissioner Arts,culture and Diaspora affairs in our midst goes to show that the carnival is thick and dear to the heart of Edo state government.