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Traditional ruler says festivals foster unity, prevent crimes among Nigerians


TOTO (NASARAWA STATE) – The Chairman of Kogi/Lokoja Area Traditional Council in Kogi, Alhaji Abdurazaq Isokoto, said celebration of festivals among diverse ethnic groups would foster unity and prevent crimes in the country.
Isokoto, who is also the Ohimegye of Igu, said this in Toto, Nasarawa State, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The monarch spoke on Sunday during the Irewha Festival of Shaba Abakpa Community of Toto Local Government Area of the state.
He said festivals played important role in the development of the society and called on the state government and other stakeholders to support the community to upgrade the festival to an international standard.
“As you can see, this festival will not only unite the Ibira tribe but will also unite the various tribes in this community and other Nigerians.
“It will also serve as an attraction to both local and foreign visitors for the overall development of the country.
“Consistent hosting of festivals among the diverse ethnic groups in the country will not only foster peace and unity but will also prevent social ills among the people, especially the youths,” he said.
The traditional ruler called on the various ethnic groups to continue to celebrate their various cultural values in order to promote peace and unity among the diverse peoples in the country.(NAN)

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