Meet 90 Orange Men in Akwa Ibom State
By Osahon Ibizugbe
To mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom, the State’s Ministry for Culture and Tourism has launched the #OrangeSeptember campaign.
To create awareness, the government unleashed The Orange men, a group of young men covered in orange paint to to the streets of Uyo.
Orange September is a series of events planned to position the state by showcasing the diverse and enigmatic colours of our collective history, unity in diversity and the depth and range of our indigenous entrepreneurship.
According to the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Victor Antai, “we are set to colour Nigeria and the World at large Orange and let them know that we are a great people with a unique cultural heritage. Akwa Ibom’s 30th anniversary is one in a lifetime and must be celebrated in style. Collectively, as Nigeria’s highest oil and gas producing State, we are celebrating our optimistic, sociable, hospitable, adventurous and industrious nature…Amazing Akwa Ibom, THIS IS WHO WE ARE!”