It has been all pomp in Port Harcourt since Tuesday when the 2018 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) was flagged-off by Rivers governor Nyesom Wike.
Reports say that 18 states are participating in the festival which kicked off at the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt.
The theme of the 31st edition of the festival is “Nigeria: Our Festivals, Our Heritage’’.
Wike, dressed in beautiful Rivers Traditional Attire with a walking stick to match, said the festival would serve as a unifying force for Nigeria.
He noted that NEFEST provided a platform for the states to make the most of the nation’s culture, adding that culture empowers humanity by improving inter-personal relationships.