Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the Calabar Carnival is not just a street party but a globally recognised event that celebrates culture, tradition, creativity and intelligence.
The Minister stated this on Saturday in Calabar when he inspected bands, costume making centres, rehearsal sessions for the 2017 Calabar Carnival.
The Minister who was in Calabar to declare open the dry run of the 2017 carnival, said that the perception of the event, in certain quarters, as a street party that encourages negative impact on youths was misconceived.
“The issue is about concept and perception because traditionally, we all want our children to be lawyers, doctors and engineers and we look at those in creative industry as being wayward.
“But that is years ago because today, the most successful people in…
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