By Justina Okpanku . President Muhammadu Buhari visited an exhibition organised by the National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Friday, when the nation celebrated her 61st independence anniversary. The exhibition of the unique and diverse lifestyle of Nigerians and cultural materials were on showcase at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja during Nigeria’s special day.
The exhibition, themed “Treasures of Our Country,” is part of the cultural activities set out to mark Nigeria’s 61st year as an independent nation.
Buhari was accompanied by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to the Federal Government Boss Mustapha as well as Niyi Adebayo, the Minister of Trade to grace the occasion.
The president commended the Director General of the NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe, for a job well done, as he was conducted around the stand.
He took a brief time off the beat to sit and pose for photographs in a traditionally carved throne in a palace-like environment, nodding his head in affirmation and endorsement of the exhibition.
Speaking after the president’s visit, Runsewe said Nigerians should treasure our culture and history.
“It was a tight schedule for the president who was involved in the activities of celebrating Nigeria at this auspicious period in the life of our nation but yet he found time to visit, introspect and endorse the display of the rich diverse exhibition of Nigerian cultural tourism components. It is clearly an indication that the president believes and loves Nigerian culture, which we at NCAC wish to transform into a viable economy, bigger and better than oil,” he said. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org