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Nigeria Consulate-General holds Nigeria Cultural Show in New York

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The second rendition of the Nigeria Cultural Show has been held by the Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York. The second edition of the event showcased the cultures and traditions of the people of Rivers, Cross River and Benue States.

Attending the event was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Amb. Zubairu Dada, who said that the event was held with the intention to showcase Nigeria’s diverse traditions and promote cultural tourism, economic growth and foreign direct investment.

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Mr Dada explained the first rendition of the cultural show held in July yielded positive results, saying that some U.S. tourists travelled to Nigeria shortly after attending the event to experience the Osun Osogbo Festival in August in person. Back then, the event showcased the Argungu Fishing Festival and the Osun Osogbo Festival.

The minister thanked the General-Consulate and the Nigerian people who live in the US that help promote Nigeria’s diverse and rich culture and for supporting the events and participating in displaying their cultural attires at the show.

“Your continued support in the promotion of Nigeria’s potential and achievements in various fields of human endeavours is commendable,” Mr Dada said.

“We will continue to collaborate with you for the greater glory of Nigeria as we invite you to join hands with the mission and the government of Nigeria in attracting development to your home country.”

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