The traditional Ruler of Nimo community, Igwe Maxi Ike-Oliobi says the community has slated Sunday, NKWO market day, 27th August 2021 for the annual Iwa Ji Festival known in the town as Alo Mmụọ Festival.
The traditional Ruler announced this through the traditional Prime Minister of the town, Justice G. U Ononiba (Rtd) who was accompanied by the Igwe in council and Ndi Nze na Ọzọ of the town.
Outlining the event scheduled for the 2021 new yam festival, Igwe Oliobi said that the preparation for event will start on Uka Nkwo 1st August 2021 with Ibe N’ Akwu Ozo while Oye 27th August 2021 will witness the iputa N’ Akwu Ozo and Izu oye which will herald the new yam festival proper.
Continuing, He said that 29th August, Ụka nkwo will summarize the ceremony with the hosting of visitors, including friends, well wishers, tourists, in laws as well as ndị Nwadiana by individuals families, recreational centers, the market square and across the community to promote and appreciate farmers a s well as indigenes of the town for their contributions to the town.
The Traditional ruler reminded all of the need to imbibe and adhere to the COVID-19 protocols and to maintain law and order through out the celebration.
The festival will feature display of different
cultural attire, masquerading, yam competition and dances that will best portray and project the cultural heritage, peace and love that exists among Ndigbo and Nimo Community in particular.