Bayelsa to host 2018 MBGN
The organisers of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria have announced that the 2018 edition will take place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.
It would be recalled that 2013 and 2014 editions of the MBGN were held in Yenagoa.
Billed to take place at the Doctor Gabriel Okara Cultural Center, Ovom Yenagoa, on September 21, 37 girls have been selected for the competition after nationwide screening exercises in Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos.
Speaking on this year’s pageant tagged ‘Girl Child Education,’ the Bayelsa State Governor’s Special Adviser on Tourism Development and Entertainment, Guy Murray-Bruce, said the beauty pageant would offer an opportunity to popularise and promote the state’s tourism and cultural potentials.
A former Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government, Professor Steve Azaiki, who is the Chairman, Organising Committee of MBGN, stated that the year’s edition would bring global attention to Bayelsa as well as the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
“It will be a good opportunity for the state to show off its educational institutions, world-class medical facilities, and tourist attractions such as Oloibiri Oil Museum, Brass beautiful sea and its white sands,” he added.
Also, the Commissioner for Tourism Development in Bayelsa State, Mrs. Ebiere Musah, disclosed that the government was poised to exploit the 2018 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant to showcase the state in a positive light.