Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Tuesday believes the diverse cultures of Nigeria should be seen as symbols of unity.

According to him, Nigeria can become an international tourist destination if the nation harnesses its cultural heritage.

He made this known while speaking this at the opening of the 30th National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in Kaduna.

The governor said the festival has been an avenue to foster unity, tolerance and peace among Nigerians since inception in 1970.

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Some states participating at the week-long festival tagged “Nigeria Peace and Unity… Our pride” are: Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina and Lagos.

The Zazzau Emirate culture was on display on Tuesday as a durbar was staged for visitors.

The Durbar was led by Wazirin Zazzau team, followed by the Emir’s mounted Troop and foot soldiers.

The 23 local government areas of Kaduna State also took turn to showcase their cultures.

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