Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, made the announcement over the weekend during an event held at the Imo International Conference Centre, Owerri.
“Welcome back home and thank you very much for making us proud. God bless you,” said Okorocha, after inviting Uriel on stage.
He added: “I hereby this morning, officially appoint you, for this pride you have done to us, the carnival ambassador. God bless you.”
The Imo carnival is a yearly event that was created to showcase the rich and beautiful cultural heritage of the people.
During the carnival, participants dress in beautiful attires and parade the streets of Owerri.
The carnival brings together Imo indigenes and other individuals from across Nigeria and globally.
The Imo carnival holds from December 16 to 31 every year.
It also features fashion shows, exhibitions and music concerts.
By Tony Nwanne