NAFEST: ‘My Goal Is to Use Culture to Unite Nigeria’ Says Runsewe
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It is hoped that the forth cominmg cultural festival in Ekiti State will promote national unity, social integration, redirect cultural activities, revenue generation and create windows of investment opportunities for the economic growth of not only Ekiti State but Nigeria in general.
The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe who is also the President of the World Crafts Council, African Region said his goal as the director general of the NCAC is to use culture to unite Nigeria and bring about sustainable peace and national development.
Runsewe said this at the opening of a 3- day National Technical Stakeholders’ meeting of the National Festival of Arts and Culture that took place in Ado Ekiti, in Ekiti State, from August 3 to 5 2021.
The Ekiti State Governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi expressed his excitement that Ekiti State will be hosting the 52nd edition of NAFEST later this year.
Egbeyemi talked about the readiness of Ekiti State to host this year’s NAFEST, saying that NAFEST will present a good opportunity to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti State for the world to see and to tap into its economic potential.
He added any state that fails to take into account the need to situate culture as well as the creative capacity of its people within its developmental plan is bound to face serious social, political and economic crisis in the long run.