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The National Assembly has expressed commitment to help the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to take full control of its permanent site in order to maximise the site for the benefit of all citizens. This position was made known by members of the House Committee on unspent funds in Abuja recently. The Committee promised to look into the recent controversy surrounding the cultural village located near Sheraton Hotels in Abuja with a view to securing the premises for NCAC.
Meanwhile, the Director General of the NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe had harped on the need to ward off intruders in the Art and Crafts village in Abuja , saying that the Council can put infrastructure in place there to empower Nigerians. Runsewe, who expressed this view during the investigative hearing said if the art and crafts facility belonging to NCAC is maximised, the site could boost Internally Generated Revenue(IGR) for the Federal Government.
Fielding questions from journalists after the session, Runsewe stressed the need to protect and defend the landed property of the council saying, “Nigerians must know that the land belongs to them and it’s not a personal thing. If that land was fully operational, it would have been giving some good IGR to the government”
Runsewe further commended the House Committee for a job well done noting with interest, its commitment to improving financial expenditures of government agencies, “We are the implementors and the committee is there to help us do our jobs better, it is not witch-hunting but part of fighting corruption and the committee can correct so many things,” he noted.
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