He said: “It is a pleasure that the State is hosting the entire country once again. This shall provide the platform for the entire country to witness firsthand the culture and tradition of our people.
“This festival will further emphasise that Rivers State is peaceful and the best destination for investments in the country. It is also the best destination for tourism.”
He urged all stakeholders to work together to ensure the success of NAFEST 2018.
She said that the mascot signifies peace, friendship and good luck, which are the hallmarks of NAFEST 2018.
She called on Nigerians to enjoy the festival as it will unite people from different parts of the country.
The unveiling ceremony featured Rivers State Council of Arts and Culture thrilled guests with Rivers and National traditional music.