Abia State Students’ Day of Culture


Students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) were thrilled by an uncommon display of Igbo culture when the National Association of Abia State Students held its Cultural Day. Despite the approaching semester examination, the students rolled out the drums to mark the day.

The event, which took place at Hall 1 Car Park, attracted dignitaries, including Clement Nwajiobi, who chaired the event; Superintendent David Amanahu and Prof Nnanna Ibeh, among others.

In his lecture titled: The role of culture in nation building, Prof Ibeh advised the Abia students to be law-abiding, praising members of executive of the association for giving Igbo culture a lift on the campus.

“The objectives of the Igbo are towards development and entrepreneurship. Hence, we should all try to make our views and decisions toward positive development and not on frivolities,” she said.

The association’s troupe entertained the guests and audience with cultural dance. Other activities that marked the ceremony included traditional wrestling, award presentation, breaking of kolanuts and drama.

Giving the vote of thanks, the president of the association, Vincent Nwajiobi, thanked the guests for supporting the programmes of the association. He said: “This is the first cultural day organised by this association. I encourage the people coming after us to make it better because cultural values are what keep us together as a nation.”