FG To Spend N80.109 Million For 2019 Abuja Carnival- Lai Mohammed | Jeremy Spell Blog
The yearly carnival meant to showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage is coordinated by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
The minister said that Cultural Centres established by Nigeria in China and Brazil were good for marketing the image of the country to further make the outside world appreciate Nigeria and Nigerians better.
Mohammed stated these in Abuja while making presentation on 2019 budget proposals of his Ministry.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Fatimah Raji –Rasaki, had taken on the minister on the N82million proposed for the Abuja Cultural Carnival 2019 when the carnival did not hold last year despite N62 million appropriated for it.
The Minister responded that the N62million appropriated for the carnival in 2018 was not fully cash backed.