NAFEST 2020: Runsewe Puts Jos on the Tourists’ Radar
By Justina Okpanku
The nation’s cultural/tourism community apparently can’t wait for NAFEST 2020 slated to take place in Jos, Plateau State capital in October. As the preparations for the nationwide cultural fiesta by National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) are in top gear, the commission wetted our appetite by organising its first successful post COVID-19 new normal engagement with a drive-in artistic experience at the open grounds of Abuja Sheraton Hotels, recently. Beamed on NCAC Zoom, Instagram, Facebook and other social media, the huge media interest (it was covered by Nigerian television stations) added flavour to the meeting.
The Director General, NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, expressed happiness at the interest of the Nigerian people and culture enthusiasts who graced the occasion. He said Nigeria has once again made statements that life has returned in the country post COVID- 19.
“We are a big country and we shall continue to prepare and not relax. COVID- 19 may have impacted on the cultural tourism businesses worldwide but in Nigeria, we are back on the beat, we are going to overcome challenges and put the right foot forward. A country with 36 states and a federal capital, ready to come together in a cultural show of force slated for Jos in October, cannot take anything for granted.” he said.