A Weekend in Ida, Kogi State

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A Weekend in Ida, Kogi State

I had heard so many stories about Kogi state, home to mostly Igala people and Ebira people, being the adventurer, I am, I always wanted to pay a visit.

I had the opportunity to visit Ida when we were to do a show there, it was just for a couple of days but I was so excited about it.

It was indeed an interesting experience; the people were so friendly and welcoming. The culture of the Igala people is so rich and well preserved. The food was also fresh, delicious and surprisingly very affordable.

They had ancient buildings, historic moments and statues in memory of their heroes. I was opportune to see the statue of Inikpi, at the center of the market and that of Omodoko at the river where she gave her life.

Another highlight was the fact that you could stand at the bank of the Ega river and see Agenebode, a town in Edo state, just on the other side of the river.

Ida is a very interesting place to visit and I will definitely like to go there again.

May Okanigbe

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