The involvement of the company in the festival added colour and unprecedented excitement to the annual event which brings together the sons and daughters of Okun Land home and abroad in celebration of culture.
Globacom said its support for the festival is consistent with its resolve to promote the traditional values that have sustained the indigenous peoples of Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Kabba Day Festival 2018 Central Planning Committee, Hon. Raffael Okomoda, in his remarks at the ceremony commended Globacom for identifying with the cultural heritage of the Okun Land, saying such gestures would remain evergreen in the minds of the people.
Hon. Okomoda who spoke at the Kabba Main Stadium last Saturday said that the foremost telecommunications firm had demonstrated deep commitment to the development of indigenous culture by offering support and sponsorship where appropriate, showing that it is truly an indigenous company which cares about its people.
“This goes to show that the company cares about what happens to our values and the only way we can appreciate Globacom’s efforts is to patronise the company’s products and make the entire Okun Land conducive for their business,” he said.
Apart from cultural activities by the various age grades and socio-cultural organisations in the area, Globacom also supported the Kabba Day Beauty Pageant where young ladies from the locality competed for the Miss Kabba Crown and cash prizes.
A local beauty, Miss Bukola Obamero, emerged winner, carting home the star prize of N100, 000 and the crown of Miss Kabba 2018. Miss Rosemary Gbemisola Ajayi emerged the first runner-up, while Miss Bisola Feyisikemi Olorunfemi, emerged the second runner up. They went home with N75,000 and N50,000 cash respectively.
The festival was graced by Oba Solomon Dele Owoniyi, Obaro Otitoleke Oweyomade 1, the Obaro of Kabba and Chairman, Okun Area Traditional Council and was attended by dignitaries such as Dr. (Mrs.) Folashade Ayoade, Secretary to the Kogi State Government, Hon. Tajudeen Ayo Yusuf, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Capital Market & Institutions, and Rt. Hon. Prince Mathew Kolawole, Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, among others.