UYO, OCTOBER 9, 2016 – The Bayelsa state contingent has won the 29th edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST 2016) held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
The festival which started on 2 October had the theme, “Exploring the Goldmine Inherent in Nigeria’s Creative Industries”.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom announced Bayelsa, which participated in all the events as the overall winner among the 17 states that participated.
Hosts Akwa Ibom came second, followed by the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. Lagos placed fourth.
Emmanuel, who was represented by his Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Emmanuel Ibiok, thanked the winners for their determination and hard work to emerge overall winner.
Emmanuel noted the creative industries in the country have not been fully harnessed to yield the desired result.