NCAC: Council Promotes Nigeria Food Culture



The National Council of Art and Culture (NCAC) has unveiled a cultural food basket, a collection of Nigerian food items, locally produced by Nigerian small scale entrepreneurs.

The Director General of the NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe said the programme is intended to draw attention to the need to patronize our local food. “It is also to promote Nigerian food culture and discourage the consumption of foreign food, most of which are preserved with chemicals that have long term effects,” he said. Adding: The consumption of Nigeria food will create more employment for Nigerians especially the women, the youths and other vulnerable members of the society.”

Runsewe noted that Nigeria is blessed by God with food varieties, saying that the time has come to promote Nigerian cuisine. He noted that Nigerian foods are not only natural and rich in nutrients, also most of them are medicinal and help to build the body and boost the immune system. NCAC boss said that it is for this reason that the National Council for Arts and Culture is collaborating with the Business Visa to implement the programme.

“Nigerian food basket we are unveiling today has created over 2000 direct jobs, 2,500 indirect jobs and has the prospect of creating over 5 million jobs if sustained,” he said.

For him, “Our ultimate objective is to make these cultural food baskets a handy gift for Christmas, weddings, naming ceremonies, birthdays and other related celebrations.”
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