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By Aida Asama

Abuja Carnival is a yearly event that holds in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria mostly in the month of November. It feature road shows, musics, cultural dances, masquerades, durbar and lots more with participants across Nigeria. 

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has given the approval for the 2018 Abuja Carnival to take place. Abuja Carnival has been considered as one of the core festivals that brings Nigerians together in a mood that belies political, cultural, ethnic and social differences.

Over the years, the carnival has been used as a rallying point to bring Nigerians from different states together.  It is usually a moment to reflect on those things that unite the people.  When the carnival was introduced by the Olusegun Obasanjo regime, emphasis was primarily placed on cultural displays and dances, and masquerades and other social issues that would amuse, tease and sensitize the people for unity of purpose. 

Adamawa State will be participating in the Carnival this year. Dr John Ngamsa, the Hon. Commissioner for Culture and Tourism said this during his visit to the  State Art Council, where the cultural trope was rehearsing. 

As part of this admistration's effort to see that Adamawa State is fully represented in the 2018 Carnival this year. He also encouraged them to be good ambassadors of the state, they should do their best and showcase Adamawa.

The trope  have plans of  showcasing two different cultural dances during the cultural night. About 25 artists will be going to represent Adamawa state.  The deputy Permanent Secretary of the State Art Council said, this is the beginning of what will take place in Abuja and she is very happy with the response of the Government to their cry.   Adamawa state will also present cultural delicacy at the carnival.

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