One million visitors are expected to attend Abuja carnival slated to hold in November.

In past years, the carnival had recorded high business profits for singers, choreographers, costume makers, designers among others, hence hopes are equally high this year.

George Ufot, director-in-charge of international cultural relations said the festival has helped and would still help the country develop her economic growth and productivity.

He said the festival would bring together “both indigenous and foreign tourists to enjoy the remarkable aesthetic creativity and cultural tourism”.

Grace Ekpe, director of entertainment said the carnival would promote the country’s economy which would equally empower both the small and medium enterprises.

“Abuja carnival generates business opportunities for singers, songwriters, choreographers, costume makers, designers, makeup artistes and musicians”, she said.

“It has also driven the growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises of the Nigerian economy”, she added.

The November carnival is tagged “The creative industry; A pivot to economic growth”.

Abiodun Abe, artistic director in charge of Abuja carnival said the event presents the country as warm and makes provision for a rich cultural heritage and diversities.

“The carnival presents the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria drawn from the 6 states of the federation. It also celebrates Nigeria as a warm and safe place to visit. Again, the hospitability industry in the federal capital territory and environs will have some economic boost”, Abe explained.



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