Boki New Yam: UNICAL VC preaches peace, unity

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has felicitated with the good people of Boki Local Government Area in Cross River State on the occasion of the 2023 New Yam Festival.

In her goodwill message, the VC commended the royal fathers of Boki who have kept the tradition of the celebration intact and united for ages, thereby urging Boki sons and daughters to use the occasion of the celebration to promote peace, unity and oneness.

She said that the New Yam festival affords the good people of Boki another opportunity to celebrate their cultural heritage in a peaceful atmosphere.

The VC, while calling for peace and tolerance from Boki sons and daughters, gave thanks to God for another opportunity to celebrate the August event.

She congratulated the farmers for always producing big tubers of yams for the yearly celebration.

She prayed God to bless the fertile land of Boki nation with abundant harvest during this season and beyond.

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