Boki New Yam Festival: Rt Hon Hilary Bisong Preaches Peace, Unity


Rt. Hon Hilary Bisong, Member representing Boki II State Constituency in the Cross River House of Assembly has congratulated Boki sons and daughters worldwide on the celebration of the 2021 New Yam festival holding today (August 18).

He called for peace, unity, joy and happiness among the people, saying that the festival is a period of togetherness, love and tolerance.

Bisong, who described the festival as a cultural rebirth, re-union and celebration of the “New Yam” as the king of crop, said that Boki was blessed with mass fertile land for agricultural produce.

According to the lawmaker, the celebration will also foster peace and unity in Boki, adding that the festival had always attracted deserving Boki sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora for the occasion.

He used the occasion to commend farmers who have kept the occasion alive by producing yams for the celebration.

He prayed for a bumper harvest on the side of the farmers, thereby asking God to bless the fruit of their hands.

He called for a peaceful celebration among the youths, thereby urging them to shun all forms of violence within the period and beyond.


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