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SONIFES fights insurgency with songs

10 October 2014, 12:26

Abuja - Chuks Akamdu, Project Coordinator, Conference on Songs of Nigeria Festival (SONIFES), on Thursday in Abuja urged Nigerians to support the government on war against insurgency.

Akamadu made the call at a news conference to usher in the 6th edition of Songs of Nigeria Festival (SONIFES) titled: 'Heal the Nation Charity Concept Initiative'.

SONIFES is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that promotes peace and unity among Nigerians.

According to him, the 6th SONIFES is to drum support for President Jonathan-led government, the armed forces and security agencies in the ongoing offensive against insurgency in some parts of the country.

He said SONIFES would also support the Federal Government by procuring relief materials for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in some parts of the north.

Akamadu said that this year’s edition of SONIFES provides a platform for inter-faith mass choir rendition on national healing.

He said that essay-writing competition had been introduced in this year’s edition in remembrance of victims of insurgence in the country, especially the Chibok school girls.

The competition is divided into three categories: secondary school students, tertiary students and the general public.

He said the first position would get a prize of N250 000, while N150 000 would go to the winner of second position as against N100 000 for the third position.

However, there would be consolation prices of N50 000 and N25 000, he said.

Akamadu said that the charity concert was open for churches and mosques from the 36 states of the country and the FCT.

He said that the platform, which would be used for variety of choral performances and arts, would include singing, dancing, drama and poetry.


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