MISS ENUGU 2020 CONTESTANT
MISS ENUGU BEAUTY PAGEANT.
ENUGU HOSTS “MISS ENUGU” As part of our efforts to boost the potentials and expose the hidden talents of our youths.
The event is designed primarily to use pageant, Music and other side attractions to foster greater unity among the people of Enugu – across political boundaries.
THE HISTORY OF ENUGU. Enugu is the capital of Enugu State in Nigeria. It is located in southeastern Nigeria. The city has a population of 722,664 according to the 2006 Nigerian census. The name Enugu is derived from the two Igbo words Énú Ụ́gwụ́ meaning “hill top” denoting the city’s hilly geography. The city was named after Enugwu Ngwo which coal was found under. Since the 17th century the location of present day Enugu has been inhabited by the Nike subgroup of the
Igbo people; one of Enugu’s neighbourhoods still retains the village’s old name Ogui. In 1900 the Southern Nigeria Protectorate was established by the colonial administration of the British Empire. The discovery of coal by the colonialists led to the building of the Eastern Line railway to carry coal from the inland city to the port of Port Harcourt, a city created for this purpose located 151 miles south of what was called Enugu Coal Camp. Enugu was then renamed simply Enugu and developed as one of the few cities in West Africa created from European contact.
By 1958 Enugu had over 8,000 coal miners. As of 2005 there are no significant coal mining activities left in the city. Enugu became the capital of the Eastern Region after Nigeria’s independence in 1960; a succession of territorial adjustments in 1967, 1976 and 1991 led to Enugu becoming the capital of what is now Enugu State. On 30 May 1967 Enugu was declared the capital of the short- lived Republic of Biafra; for this Enugu is known as the “capital of Igboland.”
FROM THE ORGANIZING BOARD.
For us, the story of Enugu tourism, our present challenge notwithstanding, is a brilliant portrait of triumph, it is also a foreseeable light at the end of the tunnel. Our journey to an influential state, our continuing quest for greatness, the character of our collective staying power, the resilience of the ordinary Enugu indigene, and our insistence on the excellence of our State are pointers to the inescapable
greatness that awaits us as a State, we as the organizers of MISS ENUGU are ready to conduct a world class standard PAGEANT with a well articulated content that every visual broadcasting company would like to air.
In this regard, functionaries, our Governor and First Lady of this State, Elders Statesmen, and Members of the diplomatic community etc, notable musicians and the esteemed people of Nigeria will gather in Enugu State to celebrate our culture and Crown the AMBASSADORS OF ENUGU STATE.
VISION AND MISSION : MISS ENUGU introduces and at the same time exposes those inner potentials and unique talents hidden in the life of our youths.