Charles Oputa (a.k.a.) Charly Boy and governor Rochas Okorocha have met at the Governemnt House Owerri, and for the first time after the incident that took place during the burial service of Charly Boy’s father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa at Oguta LGA.
In his speech, Charly Boy told the Governor that he was at the Government House to inform him about their plan to hold the first Igbo Carnival titled “Njiko Carnival”, and that the event would take place at Oguta Local Government Area because of its tourist potentials.
Mr. Oputa also told the governor that the cultural event would involve all the Igbo speaking states adding that the essence of the event would be to unite the Igbo race and also save Igbo language from dying, stating too that the ceremony would have nothing to do with politics.
According to Charly Boy, the cultural event would boost the entertainment industry in the state and appealed to the governor to allow them make full use of Oguta Motel for the event, and also donate buses to them that could be branded for the event.
In his speech, Governor Okorocha assured them of the full support of his administration for the ceremony and on the spot, granted Mr. Oputa’s request for Oguta Motel, and also said he would give them five branded buses to convey people, and would also provide them with twenty-five traditional dances.
Governor Okorocha also said that his government would partner any group keen in the promotion of the Igbo language and culture, because, according to him when people lose their culture they have lost their identity, describing the idea of organizing cultural carnival as timely because the state equally has the plan of hosting Imo Stars in the entertainment industry and is also planning a carnival.
He commended Mr. Oputa and his group for showing interest in promoting Igbo language and culture.
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