By Emmanuel Nduka
Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Administration has expressed hope that the ongoing Miss Africa Pageant will unite Africa, discourage indecent dress culture, promote tourism, and empower Africa women.
61 delegates from different African countries have arrived in the FCT to participate in the Miss Africa Pageant.
Receiving the participants at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, the Secretary of FCT Social Development Secretariat, Mrs Hadiza Kabir, explained that the essence of the pageant was to discourage indecent dressing culture and to promote tourism potentials in the nation’s capital.
Mrs Kabir who was represented by the Director, Administration and Finance of the secretariat, Dr Kevin Ike, added that the objective of the event was to bring the youth of Africa together to interact with each other and champion youth empowerment, employment generation, wealth creation and value reorientation.
“It is the 9th edition of the pageant. The delegates are going to be in Abuja in the next 14 days. And the essence is black integration. The Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, is a social engineer.
“The minister decided to bring Africans together especially the youths in order to make Abuja the real melting point of social integration in Africa, and to send a strong message to the world that beauty does not lie in nude dressing.
“You know we are just coming out of COVID-19 pandemic and most people in Africa are afraid to talk and relate to themselves, especially among youths,” she said.