The Lagos State government will next week celebrate the second edition of the annual Asa festival, one of the state’s recognized festivals.
According to the Ikorodu Rebirth Project (IREP), organisers of the event, come Saturday November 2, officials of the state’s ministry of culture and tourism will lead other dignitaries, including traditional rulers, elected government officials, Asa devotees, and the people of Lagos East senatorial district to the Ikorodu Ferry Terminal, Ebute-Ikorodu venue of this year’s event.
Organisers say the event which has Ecobank, Guiness, La Casera, Orijin, and a number of corporate organisations as sponsors will kick off by 10am.
Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, who is the founder of IREP said: “Asa festival became a state recognised festival in 2017.
The current administration under Governor Babajide Sanwoolu is determined to promote the cultures of Lagos State.
We have revived this culture in the six divisions of Ikorodu and we hope it continues. Just like Eyo Festival is celebrated in Lagos Island, we want to be celebrating this in our area, yearly.
And the acceptance of the revived festival by our people has been so encouraging. Come to Ikorodu and see how we are all preparing for the festival for you to understand what it means to us.”
Co-Chairman of IREP, Otunba ‘Dare Odufowokan, while commending the encouragement and support given the organisers by the state government, assured Lagosians that this year’s edition of the festival promises to be more interesting as adequate measures have been taken to improve on the lapses of the first edition which held in 2017.