As the days draw closer to the Eastern Heartland Festival tagged IMOFEST, Imo state government is excited to this great festival as it is set to showcase Imo to the world and give the people a phenomenal experience.
The festival which is packaged by Zorch Concepts Limited will not only serve as an avenue for relaxation and fun, but also to amplify more facets of localized heritage and culture of Imo people at the same time strengthening the capability of the local people to take part in an economically beneficial way.
The event scheduled to kick off on the 17th of December 2019 will last for three weeks, citizens and residents of Imo state as well as intending tourists are in for a big one this December, said the Fest’s Ambassador, Dr. Nwadiuto Iheakanwa Nee Iwuanyanwu.
According to Dr. Iheakanwa, ‘’this is the maiden edition of IMOFEST and it’s a three in one event, specially tagged IMO UNITY FEST, IMO TALENT FEST and IMO COUNTDOWN FEST with particular focus on celebrating and projecting the rich culture of Imo State, exhibition of her wealth of talents as well as celebrating the new year in an atmosphere of fun and thrill respectively”, also it promises to be the best December experience for the people of the state.’’
She stressed that the idea was born out of the desire to create a different, festival-like December experience for the people of Imo state, as well as to create an avenue to project the image of Imo state during Yuletide and New Year festivities and that the event is expected to attract over 3000 people every day.
‘’We have a vision of ensuring Imo becomes the focal point for tourism and hospitality in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, the week-long festival promises to be a remarkable force to be reckoned with gathering repute both internally and externally and presenting a perfect stage from emblem visibility for buyer and market awareness. She noted
Commenting on IMO FEST, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Uche Oyeagocha expressed his excitement that carnival spirit is finally returning to Imo state after a long break.
He, therefore, commended the organizers for coming up with such a brilliant concept that will give the good people of Imo State a December to remember.
In his own words, the Executive Assistant to Imo State Governor on entertainment, Chinonso Aniche said Imo Fest is what every citizen and resident of the state has been anticipating.
He established his optimism that IMO FEST will be different from every other festival the world has ever seen and gives the people of Imo state something to look forward to annually.
He also stated that Imo fest is heavily supported by the government of Imo state as the December event promises not only to further enhance the image of Imo state but create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs for the people of the state.
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