Ekiti Bids for 2021 NAFEST Hosting Rights
Runsewe-led NCAC expects more states to bid for NAFEST 2021
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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has expressed the interest of his state in hosting the 2021 edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST). Ekiti State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism Prof. Tunde Bakare submitted the bid document to host the well sought after event to the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe recnetly. Runsewe praised them for their interest to host the cultural fiesta.
Runsewe described Governor Fayemi as a proactive leader who is committed to giving the best to his state at all times. He said the early submission of the bid document by Ekiti State Government was a sign of early preparation towards putting in place the necessary logistics and infrastructure for a successful event. He also commended the wife of Governor Fayemi and First Lady of Ekiti State, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi for declaring that if given the hosting rights, Ekiti State would stage “the mother of all NAFEST.”
The Director General added that the statement by Her Excellency was an indication of the determination and political will of Ekiti State government to make NAFEST 2021 the best in the history of the festival.
Plateau State Government, meantime, was given the hosting rights for NAFEST 2020 at the closing ceremony of 2019 Edo NAFEST at Benin City, on October 26, 2019.
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