May 12, 2016

Nigerians to showcase culture at Abuja festival May 21

Abuja will on May 21 host the Hizmet Movement and commence preparations for the 14th International Festival of Language and Culture aimed at promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, Ibo, Efik and other Nigerian tribes.

The movement, led by Fethullah Gulen, has been involved not only in promoting language and culture but the establishment and development of colleges, hospitals, charities and other public institutions across the globe.

It started the International Festival of Language and Culture in 2003 in Turkey with participating students from 17 countries, but today over 37 countries are participating in the festival including Nigeria.

Other countries that hosted the festival include Australia, India, the United States. The theme of the 14th edition slated for Nigeria is; “Colors of the World”, to again celebrate diversity, tolerance and respect.

Published on Daily Trust, 12 May 2016, Thursday