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The ancient suburban town of Igbere in Bende local government area of Abia state is wearing a new look ahead of the 2nd edition of “Igbere Cultural Festival” being sponsored and hosted by Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation under the administrative leadership of Revd. (Mrs) Jemimah Kalu.

With numerous communities, the hilly topography and pleasant weather in Igbere is giving tourists from across the world, who had arrived ahead of the programme, a memorable feel, that couldn’t have been experienced in any other part of the country.

The good and accommodating people of Igbere town, who couldn’t hide their happiness following the large number of guests and tourists, who are in their midst this festive season, have expressed appreciation to the former Governor of Abia State and major financier of the cultural fiesta, Dr. Orji Kalu for deeming it fit to project their rich culture to the global community.

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The event which will feature local boxing contest, beauty pageant, lecture, drama, dancing competition and poetry, is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the pavilion of the Igbere countryhome (Camp Neya) of Dr. Orji Kalu.

Expected to grace the occasion are first class paramount rulers, top government officials, tourists, diplomats, members of the organized private sector, the media among others.

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With the theme “Cultural Heritage-Vehicle for Sustainable Development“, the occasion will serve as a platform for networking, merriment and exchange of cultural ideas. It will equally showcase the rich and untapped cultural potentials of Nigerians to the world.

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