Runsewe Returns As NCAC DG


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Expectedly, the Director General, the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has returned as the nation’s culture chief, following his reappointment as Director General of NCAC by President Mohammadu Buhari. He will serve the creative industry for another four years. He was appointed alongside other persons will serve in the various parastatals under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Runsewe, who many refer to as the ‘poster boy of culture’, is believed have performed creditably in the Ministry of Information and Culture. Since he was appointed four years ago, there have been noticeable improvement at NCAC. He kept raising the bar higher in using culture to foster national unity.

No wonder, the anxiety regarding the change of baton at NCAC headquarters in Abuja was put to rest as President’s Senior Special Assistant, Media, Garba Shehu announced Runsewe’s reappointment a few hours ago. Generally industry insiders and even onlookers said Runsewe deserves another tenure. Even Shehu said the president found Runsewe worthy to continue the good work he is doing at NCAC and for Nigerian culture.

People, including the private sector operators are happy with Runsewe’s reappointment.

The announcement also captured some other appointments in the parastatals under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Acting President Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) Mr. Nkerewuem Onung and President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), Mrs. Susan Akporiaye, were among top industry leaders who have reacted to appreciate President Buhari’s decision. The leading lights in the travel trade in the country also thanked Honourable Minister of Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed for his support for NCAC and the culture sector.

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