By Bennett Oghifo
This Easter, Ibadan, West Africaâ€™s largest city, will play host to the International Food and Drinks Festival. The festival, conceived to be a gathering of fun lovers especially families with special interest in food and drinks, will open onÂ Friday, 30th of MarchÂ tillÂ Sunday , 1st of April, 2018Â at the popular Ibadan Recreation Club, Adamasigba, Ibadan.
According to the Project Coordinator, Mr Clemence Eki, over 20,000 participants and reputable big brands in the food and drink sector are expected to grace the event which is modeled after successful similar festivals all over the world. â€œSpecifically, we are putting this event together to further create value for big players (brands) and SMEs in the food and drink sector of our economy by bringing them together under one roof of unlimited sales opportunities. More importantly also is to create a very good ambience for fun loving Nigerians especially families to enjoy the season of Easter which stretches through the duration of the eventâ€.
Eki also said, â€œThe International Food and Drinks festival has been held all over the world to much acclaim. Ibadan, being a major city in Nigeria and with her pride of place in the nationâ€™s history being hosts to the premier university, the first TV station, the first stadium amongst many others, presents us the obvious choice to host the Nigerian version. We guarantee three days of fun, great food and drinks, both local and continental.â€