By Chidi Nkwopara
A 16-man planning committee for the 2010 Ozuruimo Cultural Festival, headed by Eze Ebere Nweme, has been inaugurated by the Imo State government.
Addressing the Committee members, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Chief Chuma Nnaji, urged them to bring their wealth of experience to bear in executing the assignment.
â€œThe essence of inaugurating the committee early is to enable you plan a cultural fiesta that will showcase the rich cultural potentials, which Imo people are endowed with,â€ Nnaji said.
The Commissioner also challenged the committee to plan this yearâ€™s festival in such a way that it would become a national affair, as well as included in the national cultural calendar.
â€œGovernment is challenging you to plan this yearâ€™s event in such a way that it will become a national affair. You have to reach out to corporate organisations, as well as ensure that Ozuruimo Cultural Festival is included in the national cultural calendar,â€ Nnaji said.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the Committee Chairman, Eze Nweme, assured that they will organise a cultural fiesta that would be not only felt beyond the boundaries of Imo State but would be remembered many years after.