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Why Kano youths hold food fair on Sallah day

For every Kano fun seeker, the pleasing sound of Royal music that filled the air during Sallah festivities has been one driving force that makes…

For every Kano fun seeker, the pleasing sound of Royal music that filled the air during Sallah festivities has been one driving force that makes them look with enthusiasm to such periods when everyone will feel important as yet another family reunion opportunity arrives.

However, this year came with a lot of differences and intrigues that led to the cancellation of durbar activities in the state by the state government. The cancellation didn’t go down well with a lot of people as many have travelled thousands of Kilometres to witness the durbar especially the famous ‘Hawan Nassarawa’. The cancellation has indeed set-back a lot of celebrations arrangement by various individuals and groups that have saved the date for a special plan.

Moreover, a group of three young entrepreneurs decided to use the cancellation period to host a food fair and entertainment show to bring fun seekers together and also to encourage youth food vendors to explore the business opportunities the food fair will provide.

Speaking on behalf of the organizers under the Elite event and Co, Yusuf Ibrahim stated that, the food fair is the fifth edition that was initiated to promote youth’s businesses in food vendor adding that the group had decided to use the Hawan Nassarawa cancellation to redirect the public dismay into exploring the fair and also to have fun as they eat variety of food in display at the venue.

“We have been holding such fair to boost and encourage young entrepreneurs, but this year’s we have made it unique to cover up for the cancelled durbar which I believe we have achieved as many fun seekers have graced the venue. We have lined-up activities to complement the food fair which include an award of iPhone to a lucky winner,” he said.

Hauwa Kabeer Abdullahi, is a young fashion designer and also an ambassador of the Elite and Co, stated that this year’s event has been so unique as thousands of young fun seekers have stormed the venue of the food fair to have fun and to eat to their satisfaction, “As you can see the place is filled to the brim, youths have bought the idea of instead of channelling their disappointment on the cancellation of the durbar through negative avenues they should come here to socialite and eat good food,” she said.

Another ambassador of the Elite, Khadijah Yusuf Dambatta a young confessionary entrepreneur says the initiative by the organizers has been a very well-thought attempt to enable both participants and the organizers to positively utilize the cancellation of the Sallah durbar.

Similarly, a young girl Hassana Usman Baffa who visited the food fair it helped to reduce their feelings of disappointment over the Durbar cancellation adding that such positive intuitive by fellow youths has shown that Nigerian youths are willing to take up the challenges before them.

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