Abjua Carnival underway as vice-president opens proceedings

28/11/2011 - Abuja property & investment news Posted by Neil King
Abjua Carnival underway as vice-president opens proceedings

The Abuja Carnival is now underway as its workers and residents celebrate Nigeria's rich culture and social cohesion among its people.Vice-president Namadi Sambo was on hand to open up the proceedings, which this year has a theme of Carnival of Reconciliation, on Saturday (November 27th) as people flocked to the city's centre.Mr Sambo also said that he hopes the carnival will help promote unity and peace among people while also showcasing the talents residents have to offer.While there was a slight delay in the beginning of the procession, the four-day event is now in full flow. All Africa reports that participants are walking through the city "in different colourful costumes, while masquerades [are] displayed to entertain residents".Meanwhile, in other news that could interest Abuja property investors, the Nigerian Raw Material Research and Development Council has announced plans to create new processing industries - something that could help create millions of jobs.