After four days of participation in various competitive and non-competitive events at the Kaduna State Festival of Arts and Culture (KADFEST) which ended on Saturday, Kudan Local Government Area emerged overall best.
Kaura, Chikun and Zangon Kataf local governments came 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively while the other local government areas won prizes in various categories of the competition.
In the dance drama, Chikun local government came 1st, while Kudan, Jaba and Sabon Gari local government areas came 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
In the ‘Ayo’ board game, Zangon Kataf emerged 1st while Kudan, Jema’a and Kaduna North came 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. In the indigenous fabric in contemporary competition, Kaura came 1st while Jema’a, Makarfi and Zaria local governments took the 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively.
In the traditional wrestling, Kudan came 1st while Lere, Giwa and Ikara Local government areas came 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively, and for the traditional cooking competition, Kaura emerge winner while Kauri, Chikun and Sanga emerged 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
The Children Essay writing competition, Ruqqayat Abdullahi, 16, from Soba local government emerged winner, while Yakubu Divine, 16 from Sanga came 2nd, Favour Rabo Magaji, 14, Chikun and Amarachi Joan Igwe, 14, Zango Kataf came 3rd and 4th respectively.
In the Children’s craft competition, Kudan local government emerged 1st while Zaria, Kaduna South and Zango Kataf local governments came 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively, and in the Children’s Tales by Moonlight competition, Birnin Gwari local government emerged 1st while Giwa, Kaura and Jaba local government areas came 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
In the march past and carnival procession, Lere and Jema’a local governments came first and second respectively while Kajuru and Igabi local governments emerged first and second respectively in beat performance.
In his remarks at the closing ceremony, Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai represented by the Commissioner Ministry of Youths, Sports and Culture, Daniel Amuze Danauta commended the leadership of the 23 local governments that participated in the festival for their discipline and display of unique cultural heritage.
He urged the winners to be magnanimous in victory and those who were not that lucky to put in more efforts in future competitions.
All the 23 local government areas participated in the festival.