Nigeria set to host international wine festival


winesfestivalNigeria will soon be hosting the first international wine festival in order to protect the sector and prevent the country’s cultural heritage from being adulterated, an official has said.

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This is contained in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja by Mr Tom Ndibe, the Chief Operating Officer of Ratecal Consultancy Ltd., the organisers of the festival.

It said the festival, which has been scheduled to hold from Wednesday, Nov. 13 to Saturday, Nov. 16, would showcase quality wine and spirit brands in Nigeria.

“This will protect the sector and its cultural heritage from being adulterated, by showcasing the real world-class wines and spirit brands.’’

The statement said also that the objective of the festival was to recruit brands’ loyalists and create further business opportunities for participating organisations.

“The festival will induce sales through membership for participants’ brands.

“It will also develop programmes that will create the top-of-the-mind culture for participating countries’ quality wines consumption in Nigeria,’’ it said.

The statement said the event would also provide a platform for cultural exchange among participating countries, to enable them showcase their huge economic and business potential.

It said Mr Donald Duke, a former Governor of Cross River, is expected to be the guest of honour at the event and would deliver the lead lecture.

The statement said the event would also feature the “South-South Night’’ with the theme “Celebrating the taste and spirit of the Niger Delta’’.(NAN)

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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