The Anambra State government has announced the suspension of all cultural festivals for 2020 in the state.
The suspension of annual festivals like Imo Awka and other cultural activities through the year is in line with safety measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID 19 within the state.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, made the announcement in a statement made available to THE DAILY VENDOR on
Chukwulobelu said “The Government of Anambra state, taking cognisance of prevailing federal government curfew order, state government order on public gatherings, World Health Organisation (WHO), and Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines on preventing the spread of Covid-19 hereby suspends 2020 Egwu Imo Awka cultural festival.
‘The suspension also extends to other cultural festivals in Anambra state.
“The public, Traditional rulers, Presidents General, custodians and organisers of such festivals are hereby put on notice that they will be held responsible should the festivals go ahead.
“Members of the public are hereby advised not to attend such festivals, and to stay at home, or go about their business observing Covid-19 guidelines previously issued by the federal and state governments.
“The security agencies are hereby directed to strictly enforce the suspension order.”