NYSC: Anambra State Coordinator Highlights the Wealth Potential in Cultural Exportation
NYSC Cultural Carnival Showcases Nigeria's Rich Heritage, Promotes Economic Opportunities for Youths
In a vibrant display of Nigeria's diverse cultural tapestry, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) recently organized its periodic cultural carnival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe NYSC Unity Permanent Orientation Camp in Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, Awka Local Government Area. Mrs. Blessing Ikene Iruma, the Anambra State NYSC State Coordinator, emphasized the event as a pivotal platform to spotlight the country's cultural richness.
During the showcase by the 2023 Batch C Stream 1 Corps Members, aspects such as music, traditional cuisine, marriage customs, and art from ten out of over 300 ethnicities were on vibrant display. Mrs. Iruma asserted that these cultural elements could be strategically harnessed to create wealth through exportation.
She highlighted the potential for gainful employment among Nigerian youth by tapping into the economic opportunities embedded in their cultural heritage. Mrs. Iruma urged youth organizations across communities in the state to recognize the benefits of Nigeria's diverse culture, encouraging them to leverage these cultural assets for personal and societal development.
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In a competitive spirit, the results of the Cultural Carnival competition were announced, with 4 platoon securing the first position, followed by second and third platoon in the subsequent positions. The 10 platoon was recognized for its meritorious performance, adding an extra layer of excitement to the celebration of Nigeria's cultural mosaic.