The Lagos-based tourism development company, HLTT Consult, also known as Travel Begins at Home (TBAH), has assured Nigerians that efforts are in top gear for the 2021 edition of the Naija Corn Festival. The event which is for the third quarter of the year has opened her portal for registration.
The festival aims at showcasing the value and the worth of corn as a staple food in Nigeria, Africa, and the world at large. In developed countries, Corn is often referred to as “Yellow Gold” as a result of its economic prowess. Corn, also known as maize, is the most important staple cereal crop in sub-Saharan Africa.
It is rich in fibre and plant compounds that aid digestive systems and eye health. All parts of the crop can be used for food and non-food products for both human and animal’s consumption.
Speaking on the importance of the event, Oluwabunmi Akinyemi, Convener of the Naija Corn Festival said:
“Nigerians are widely travelled, even attending festivals abroad. With this event, we want to create a new attraction that will even attract foreign visitors to the country, promote food security and also have necessary conversations around corn and its economic importance to the nation.”
Despite the prevalence of COVID-19 last year, the festival took place in Surulere, Lagos. It featured a corn outreach campaign that involved sharing corn and educating people on the economic importance, investments opportunities and uses of corn outside consumption.
With the Naija Corn Festival 2021, HLTT Consult continues to promote the importance of food security in Nigeria, and the agrotourism industry. As well as spotlighting important conversations centred around the staple crop.
Registration for the Naija Corn Festival 2021 is free, and open online. To register, visit https://naijacornfestival2021.eventbrite.ca or log on to eventbrite.com and search for “Naija Corn Festival”.
For sponsorship and opportunities to showcase corn delicacies for sale, call 07010130380 or send an email to [email protected]