Ekiti, NCAC Inaugurate NAFEST 2021 LOC Committee
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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has maintained that Ekiti which is “one of the most peaceful and hospitable places in the country” is suitable to host the forthcoming national festival. He assured that Ekiti people will make NAFEST 2021 a memorable experience for delegates and visitors.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Local Organising Committee for NAFEST 2021 at the Government House, Ado Ekiti on Tuesday. Fayemi urged members of the LOC to put in their best and write their names in gold. He added that “Justify the confidence reposed in you. There is a nexus between culture and development.”
He promised members of the LOC support and urged them to discharge their duty with dedication, so that they can give a NAFEST, which will be held between November 13 and 20, everybody will be proud of.
The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe commended Fayemi for the administrative structure being put in place culminating in the constitution of the state LOC. He assured that the council will work closely with the state to ensure that this year’s NAFEST will be a NAFEST with a difference.
“Looking at the theme of the festival celebrating national unity in diversity, there is no better state and time to celebrate this diversity and strength of the Nigerian nation and her people,” he said.
Ekiti State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare described the inauguration as historic as it is the first time the LOC of a national event of this magnitude is being inaugurated in the state. He said in the last two years culture and tourism sectors of the state have witnessed great and remarkable revolution.
Bakare explained that the hosting rights of NAFEST year is borne out of their determination to make Ekiti a beehive of social economic activities.
“This is with the consciousness to stimulate tourism activities and create prosperity for our local entrepreneurs and traders. This is another testimony to the genuineness of government intention to eradicate poverty by attracting local and global investment opportunities to the state,” he said.
Part of the highpoint of the ceremony was the presentation of gifts by Otunba Runsewe to Gov. Fayemi, his wife and Prof. Bakare.
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