The 57-year-old Ogbaru boat regatta in Anambra State is to be upgraded into a major cultural festival, drawing participants from across the state.
Governor Willie Obiano of the state made this commitment while participating in the event, as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary.
He also restated his commitment to promoting cultural activities that will help unite and promote peace among communities in Anambra state.
He said, “I want to make sure that every year now, it will be a very big competition between all the people living in the riverine area. It will include Anambra East, Anambra West, Okparuru and every other community that lives around the river.
The regatta will be a big competition with the prize of over N1million for every community that wins.”