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Govt reassures ndi Anambra of crime free yuletide

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ANAMBRA State Government has re-assured ndi Anambra of crime-free Christmas celebrations.

Gov. Obiano announced this during the Anambra Carol of Nine lessons, organised by the Ministry of Indigenous Artwork, Diaspora Affairs, , Culture and Tourism at the Hollywood Event Centre in Awka.

Gov. Willie Obiano, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, said that Christmas would be a time of celebration.

He said that the present administration’s efforts were geared toward ensuring safety of lives and property of ndi Anambra, especially the returnees to enable them to move freely especially at night.

Commissioner for Indigenous Artwork, Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Sally Mbanefo, said that the Carol was kicked-off as activities marking the maiden edition of Anambra homecoming event.

Mbanefo said the events would help to create job opportunities for the youths of the state.

In a homily to mark the celebration, Msgr Jerome Madueke said that Carols were important as it helped to deliver the message of Jesus Christ to all nooks and crannies of the society.

Madueke urged Christians not to forget the essence of the celebration which led to reduction in norms and values of our society.

The event featured declaring the ministry’s permanent art exhibition centre open, Palm wine festival, launch of the ministry’s portal and Igbo made easy and folk songs.

The highlight of the night event was the Choral presentation by the choir and the readings led by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu.

Dignitaries in attendance during the celebration included, Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Akabuike, Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C Don Adinuba and the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr James Eze.

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