For the second time in two years, Bayelsa State has emerged overall best in the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) competition which came to a climax last Saturday.
The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson while congratulating the contingent on behalf of the government expressed delight that they could maintain the top position.
According to him 2017 has been a successful year for the state as recently the state Cultural Troupe that represented Nigeria and Africa at the K-POP World Festival in South Korea came tops while 22 year old Daniel Diongoli popularly known as Idyl emerged winner of the 2017 edition of The Voice Nigeria
” We are grateful to God for the success stories we are recording. It underscores the kind of leadership that His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson is offering the state. As a government we are proud of our cultural troupes and we will do all that we can to continue to support them”.
The eventful week long programme showcased Nigeria’s diverse cultural heritage which at the end saw Bayelsa State beating 17 other states and the FCT that took part in the festival.