By Sunday Oguche
It will be a memorable end of the year for the people of Kogi State, especially the good people of Idah Federal constituency, as music stars – Style Plus, Faze, Jumabee, and notable comedians have been booked to thrill the people at the GYB Christmas Carnival under the sponsorship of Alhaji (Dr.) Mubarak Musa Saliu (Abuche).
The Christmas carnival which is said to be one of its kind across Kogi State, is to begin with a football tournament tagged Emperor Unity Cup 2021 which starts today (18th December 2021) and ends on the 24th of December (Christmas eve).
The football competition which is said to be part of the efforts of Dr. Abuche – CEO Emperor City Integrated Limited – to empower the young people across the region and assist them in developing their talents, will be played across the four local governments in the Idah Federal Constituency. They include Idah, Ibaji, Ofu, and Igalamela.
The grand finale of the tournament which is the carnival proper would see the likes of Faze – one of the current biggest names in the Nigerian music industry – coming to Idah town to keep the people entertained.
Other entertainers booked for the occasion billed to take place at Handball Court, Idah,Dr. Steven Makoji Achema Handball Stadium, Idah, include MC 3310, SL33K, Jumabee, Aleqs Chizar.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Friday, the sponsor of the event, Dr. Mubaak disclosed that the idea behind the program is to enable the people of the constituency to have fun while they get empowered and encouraged in displaying their talents and preparing for a new year.
He said the program is named after the governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello because the governor serves as the icon of youthful and meaningful leadership in the nation.
The Dr. had recently secured an international academic deal with a foreign university that would see young people from the constituency being trained abroad.