Agila Carnival is a social and economic event in Agila Town set up to showcase Idoma cultural renaissance. According to the organizers of the Agila Carnival, it is aimed at reviving the interest of its cultural & economic values in a fast globalizing world of science and technology among the youth of the Idoma nation and its descendents. As a result of the thousands of people the carnival attracts from all walks of life, it serves as a boost to the economy of the Idoma land and that of the country at large.
Benué is a state in the mid-belt region of Nigeria with a population of over 4,253,641 according to the 2006 census. Idoma and Tiv are spoken predominantly. There are other ethnic groups, including Igede, Etulo and Abakwa, Jukun, Hausa, Akweya and Nyifon. Differences in cultural and social heritage tends to make them disagree in many things.
The carnival since its emergence has played a large role in the unity of the people from this area, and as a result, fostering the unity and tranquility of the people of Benué State.