Governor Wike unveils NAFEST 2018 Mascot and Theme Song

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Wednesday  unveiled the mascot and theme song for the 2018 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) holding in Port Harcourt.

Unveiling the Mascot and Theme Song at the  Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said the ceremony signifies the beginning of activities for NAFEST 2018.

He said: "It is a pleasure  that  the State is hosting the entire country  once again. This shall provide the platform  for the entire country to witness first hand the culture and  tradition  of our people.

"This festival  will further emphasise that Rivers State  is peaceful and the best  destination  for investments in the country. It is also the best destination for tourism ".

He urged all stakeholders  to work together  to ensure the success of NAFEST 2018.

In her remarks, Rivers State Commissioner of Culture and Tourism, Mrs Tonye Oniyide said that the mascot for NAFEST 2018 is a duck, which lives both on land and water, just like the landscape of the state.

She said that  the mascot  signifies peace, friendship and good luck, which are the hallmarks of NAFEST 2018.

She called on Nigerians to enjoy the festival as it will unite people from different parts of the country.

The Rivers State Council of Arts and Culture thrilled guests at the unveiling ceremony with Rivers and National traditional music.

Credit: Simeon Nwakaudu,

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