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COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by lalasticlalawife(m): 2:41pm On Dec 03, 2020
The Akwa Ibom Government has cancelled the hosting of this year’s annual Christmas Carol festival to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.

The cancellation was made known in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Orman Esin, in Uyo on Thursday.

Esin said this was due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which he noted had hindered preparations for the festival, which usually takes about six months ahead.

He said that in obedience to the WHO, NCDC, and the State Government protocols on social distancing and the threat of a second wave of the virus, the festival had to be put on hold.

“The Government of Akwa Ibom State wishes to inform the general public that the 2020 Edition of the state’s award-winning Christmas Carols festival has been cancelled.

“This development is hinged on the logistic challenges posed by the global lockdown and international travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the bourgeoning threat of a second wave of the virus.

“As expected of a world-class event of that magnitude, its preparation starts at least six months before the date.


“The global travel restrictions and closure of factories earlier in the year, made it impossible to commence the planning of this annual soul lifting spiritual event this year.

“The government deeply regrets this development and urges citizens to take personal responsibility, in addition to government restrictions, to prevent the transmission of the dreaded virus,” he said.

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Re: COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by Nobody: 2:43pm On Dec 03, 2020
Does it matter when people are still converging in churches every Sunday. all this won't stop me from eating my fried rice with chicken
Re: COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by Nobody: 2:44pm On Dec 03, 2020
grin
Re: COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by Karlovich: 2:44pm On Dec 03, 2020
They will still loot the funds meant for it.
Re: COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by Davash222(m): 2:50pm On Dec 03, 2020
So, what will now happen to the funds allocated for the carol
Re: COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by YoonSung64: 2:52pm On Dec 03, 2020
Eh eh! ok, which way Naija?
Re: COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by Ilaumoh(m): 2:55pm On Dec 03, 2020
Davash222:
So, what will now happen to the funds allocated for the carol
Did you allocate funds for the Carol n
Re: COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by Ikillbrokehoes(m): 3:15pm On Dec 03, 2020
Mabizela:
Does it matter when people are still converging in churches every Sunday. all this won't stop me from eating my fried rice with chicken
Abi? naso! thank God I'm celebrating Christmas with my bae in Ghana
Re: COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by Charleys: 3:18pm On Dec 03, 2020
I hope Oyedepo will also cancel SHILOH too.
Re: COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Cancels Christmas Carol by lalasticlalawife(m): 11:09pm On Dec 07, 2020
My husband @lalasticlala fp ooo

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