Anambra state has announced that the 2020 Egwu Imo Awka cultural festival will be suspended. Informing the public on this development, the state government mentioned that it is an action focused on containing the spread of coronavirus.
The announcement which was titled “Suspension of 2020 Egwu Imo Awka cultural festival and other festivals in Anambra state” states the following:
“The government of Anambra State, taking cognisance of the Federal Government curfew order, state government order on public gatherings, World Health Organisation, and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19, hereby, suspends 2020 Egwu Imo Awka cultural festival.
“The public, traditional rulers, presidents general, custodians and organisers of such festivals, are hereby put on notice that they will be held responsible should any festival hold,” he said.
The statement was delivered yesterday by Secretary to Government, Solo Chukwulobelu.