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  •  The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC organisers of the forthcoming National Festival for Arts and Culture NAFEST on Wednesday said that all programmes for the festival had been designed to promote morals Chief Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC disclosed this during the ongoing 53rd National Stakeholders Technical Meeting on NAFEST held in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 35th NAFEST will be hosted by Lagos State with attendance of delegates from all the 36 states of the federation to hold in November Runsewe said that a programme syllabus had been properly designed for the festival to address the increasing moral decadence NAFEST s programme syllabus is designed to promote morals this is an aspect of our culture close to my heart Our syllabus for the 35th NAFEST is designed to promote sound morals among our children we have put our unborn children into consideration Our guide is that we have to promote our cultural heritage and uphold morals this will be evident in all the activities that will be coming up as well as the competitive events he said Runsewe urged all state cultural ambassadors to work tirelessly on the promotion of indigenous fabrics and products generally According to him this will go a long way in boosting the nation s Gross Domestic Product GDP He said that the creative industry should not be relegated but developed He said the promotion of local products was quite important considering the rate at which the Chinese now engaged in mass production of Nigeria s local fabrics like Ankara and Adire He commended Ogun for investing in consistent production of the indigenous Adire fabric and also earmarking Fridays as days to wear local fabrics Runsewe hinted that during the competitive events for the 35th NAFEST states would be allowed to explore cultures from other states to encourage cultural integration He encouraged states to participate in the NAFEST skills acquisition programme which would also give room to train the trainers programme Earlier Prof Rasak Ojo Bakare Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture in Ekiti suggested that adjudicators should be trained on the precise template to look out for He said this would guide against misinterpretation and suspicion NAN reports that the Radio Television Theatre and Arts Workers Union Nigeria RATTAWU National Film and Video Censors Board NFVCB and the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism NIHOTOUR pledged to support the commemoration of the 35th anniversary of NAFEST The meeting had in attendance some state commissioners for tourism arts and culture delegates from NIHOTOUR National Institute for Cultural Orientation NICO Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation NTDC Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisations CBAAC NewsSourceCredit NAN
    35th NAFEST: Programmes syllabus designed to promote morals – Runsewe
     The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC organisers of the forthcoming National Festival for Arts and Culture NAFEST on Wednesday said that all programmes for the festival had been designed to promote morals Chief Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC disclosed this during the ongoing 53rd National Stakeholders Technical Meeting on NAFEST held in Lagos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 35th NAFEST will be hosted by Lagos State with attendance of delegates from all the 36 states of the federation to hold in November Runsewe said that a programme syllabus had been properly designed for the festival to address the increasing moral decadence NAFEST s programme syllabus is designed to promote morals this is an aspect of our culture close to my heart Our syllabus for the 35th NAFEST is designed to promote sound morals among our children we have put our unborn children into consideration Our guide is that we have to promote our cultural heritage and uphold morals this will be evident in all the activities that will be coming up as well as the competitive events he said Runsewe urged all state cultural ambassadors to work tirelessly on the promotion of indigenous fabrics and products generally According to him this will go a long way in boosting the nation s Gross Domestic Product GDP He said that the creative industry should not be relegated but developed He said the promotion of local products was quite important considering the rate at which the Chinese now engaged in mass production of Nigeria s local fabrics like Ankara and Adire He commended Ogun for investing in consistent production of the indigenous Adire fabric and also earmarking Fridays as days to wear local fabrics Runsewe hinted that during the competitive events for the 35th NAFEST states would be allowed to explore cultures from other states to encourage cultural integration He encouraged states to participate in the NAFEST skills acquisition programme which would also give room to train the trainers programme Earlier Prof Rasak Ojo Bakare Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture in Ekiti suggested that adjudicators should be trained on the precise template to look out for He said this would guide against misinterpretation and suspicion NAN reports that the Radio Television Theatre and Arts Workers Union Nigeria RATTAWU National Film and Video Censors Board NFVCB and the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism NIHOTOUR pledged to support the commemoration of the 35th anniversary of NAFEST The meeting had in attendance some state commissioners for tourism arts and culture delegates from NIHOTOUR National Institute for Cultural Orientation NICO Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation NTDC Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisations CBAAC NewsSourceCredit NAN
    35th NAFEST: Programmes syllabus designed to promote morals – Runsewe
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    35th NAFEST: Programmes syllabus designed to promote morals – Runsewe

    The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), organisers of the forthcoming National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST), on Wednesday said that all programmes for the festival had been designed to promote morals.

    Chief Olusegun Runsewe,  Director-General, NCAC, disclosed this during the ongoing 53rd National Stakeholders’ Technical Meeting on NAFEST, held in Lagos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 35th NAFEST will be hosted by Lagos State, with attendance of delegates from all the 36 states of the federation, to hold in November.

    Runsewe said that a programme syllabus had been properly designed for the festival to  address the increasing moral decadence.

    “NAFEST’s programme syllabus is designed to promote morals, this is an aspect of our culture close to my heart.

    “Our syllabus for the 35th NAFEST is designed  to promote sound morals among our children, we have put our unborn children into consideration.

    “Our guide is that we have to promote our cultural heritage and uphold morals, this will be evident in all the activities that will be coming up as well as the competitive events,” he said.

    Runsewe urged all state cultural ambassadors to work tirelessly on the promotion of indigenous fabrics and products generally.

    According to him, this will go a long way in boosting the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

    He said that the creative industry should not be relegated but developed.

    He said the promotion of local products was quite important considering the rate at which the Chinese now engaged in mass production of Nigeria’s local fabrics like Ankara and Adire.

    He commended Ogun for investing  in consistent production of the indigenous Adire fabric and also  earmarking Fridays as days to wear local fabrics.

    Runsewe hinted that during the competitive events for the 35th NAFEST, states would be allowed to explore cultures from other states to encourage cultural integration.

    He encouraged states to participate in the NAFEST skills acquisition programme which would also give room to train-the-trainers programme.

    Earlier, Prof. Rasak Ojo-Bakare, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture in Ekiti, suggested that adjudicators should be trained on the precise template to look out for.

    He said this would guide against misinterpretation and suspicion.

    NAN reports that the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union Nigeria (RATTAWU), National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) pledged to support the commemoration of the 35th anniversary of NAFEST.

    The meeting had in attendance some state commissioners for tourism, arts and culture; delegates from NIHOTOUR; National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO); Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC); Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisations (CBAAC).

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu has assured tourists across the country that the state will host the most colourful National Festival for Arts and Culture NAFEST as Lagos bags the hosting right Sanwo Olu who was represented by Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf the state Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture gave the assurance during the 53rd National Stakeholders Technical Meeting on the 35th NAFEST held on Tuesday in Lagos I assure you and the largest tourist community that all hands are on deck facilities are ready plans are in top gear not only for Lagos State to host the most colourful festival but also to emerge the overall winner in the Eko NAFEST 2022 I assure you of a memorable time adequate security and emergency services we will organise an event to portray the standard Lagos State is known for We are delighted and honoured to be granted the hosting right for NAFEST 2022 which was keenly contested by three other states he said Sanwo Olu noted that as a prelude to the festival Lagos State would hold a pre NAFEST event for seven days He said this was to herald the Eko NAFEST 2022 and to highlight the rich cultural heritage of all the local government areas in the state According to him a delegation had visited the National Council for Arts Culture NCAC for the pre NAFEST maiden meeting to obtain details of hosting the festival which will bring delegates from all 36 states of the federation He said based on the report the state had worked hard to ensure that the available facilities meet all the criteria set by NCAC Earlier Akinbile Yusuf who was represented by Mrs Oyinade Nathan Marsh Permanent Secretary Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture said the festival would give the state the unique opportunity to celebrate the famed Spirit of Lagos This she said was the rugged resilient determined and dauntless to do spirit every Lagosian possessed I appreciate the National Council of Arts and Culture under the able leadership of the Director General Otunba Segun Runsewe for this amazing opportunity presented to Lagos to host the notable personalities artists creatives and everyone in general at this year s NAFEST I am convinced that this meeting will afford us the opportunity to exchange ideas and develop a robust template for the 35th edition of NAFEST come November I call on everyone here present to put on our creative and thinking caps as well as have all hands on deck for effective coordination strategic planning adequate preparation and execution of ideas On our part in Lagos we have made adequate preparations to play host to this grand national event as our amiable governor has rightly made known earlier she said Chief Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC organisers of the annual festival revealed the theme of the festival as Culture and Peaceful Coexistence Runsewe said that the theme of the programme was carefully selected in direct response to the current security challenges facing the nation and the need for sustainable peace social harmony and national unity You will agree with me that any nation that aspires to national development must necessarily lay a foundation for peace social harmony mutual understanding and tolerance which are the ingredients of national development he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NAFEST technical committee members thereafter held a meeting to finalise the entire planning process NewsSourceCredit NAN
    35th NAFEST: Sanwo-Olu assures tourists of most colourful festival
     The Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu has assured tourists across the country that the state will host the most colourful National Festival for Arts and Culture NAFEST as Lagos bags the hosting right Sanwo Olu who was represented by Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf the state Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture gave the assurance during the 53rd National Stakeholders Technical Meeting on the 35th NAFEST held on Tuesday in Lagos I assure you and the largest tourist community that all hands are on deck facilities are ready plans are in top gear not only for Lagos State to host the most colourful festival but also to emerge the overall winner in the Eko NAFEST 2022 I assure you of a memorable time adequate security and emergency services we will organise an event to portray the standard Lagos State is known for We are delighted and honoured to be granted the hosting right for NAFEST 2022 which was keenly contested by three other states he said Sanwo Olu noted that as a prelude to the festival Lagos State would hold a pre NAFEST event for seven days He said this was to herald the Eko NAFEST 2022 and to highlight the rich cultural heritage of all the local government areas in the state According to him a delegation had visited the National Council for Arts Culture NCAC for the pre NAFEST maiden meeting to obtain details of hosting the festival which will bring delegates from all 36 states of the federation He said based on the report the state had worked hard to ensure that the available facilities meet all the criteria set by NCAC Earlier Akinbile Yusuf who was represented by Mrs Oyinade Nathan Marsh Permanent Secretary Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture said the festival would give the state the unique opportunity to celebrate the famed Spirit of Lagos This she said was the rugged resilient determined and dauntless to do spirit every Lagosian possessed I appreciate the National Council of Arts and Culture under the able leadership of the Director General Otunba Segun Runsewe for this amazing opportunity presented to Lagos to host the notable personalities artists creatives and everyone in general at this year s NAFEST I am convinced that this meeting will afford us the opportunity to exchange ideas and develop a robust template for the 35th edition of NAFEST come November I call on everyone here present to put on our creative and thinking caps as well as have all hands on deck for effective coordination strategic planning adequate preparation and execution of ideas On our part in Lagos we have made adequate preparations to play host to this grand national event as our amiable governor has rightly made known earlier she said Chief Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC organisers of the annual festival revealed the theme of the festival as Culture and Peaceful Coexistence Runsewe said that the theme of the programme was carefully selected in direct response to the current security challenges facing the nation and the need for sustainable peace social harmony and national unity You will agree with me that any nation that aspires to national development must necessarily lay a foundation for peace social harmony mutual understanding and tolerance which are the ingredients of national development he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NAFEST technical committee members thereafter held a meeting to finalise the entire planning process NewsSourceCredit NAN
    35th NAFEST: Sanwo-Olu assures tourists of most colourful festival
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    35th NAFEST: Sanwo-Olu assures tourists of most colourful festival

    The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured tourists across the country that the state will host the most colourful National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) as Lagos bags the hosting right.

    Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, gave the assurance during the 53rd National Stakeholders Technical Meeting on the 35th NAFEST, held on Tuesday in Lagos.

    “I assure you and the largest tourist community that all hands are on deck, facilities are ready, plans are in top gear, not only for Lagos State to host the most colourful festival but also to emerge the overall winner in the Eko NAFEST 2022.

    “I assure you of a memorable time, adequate security and emergency services, we will organise an event to portray the standard Lagos State is known for.

    “We are delighted and honoured to be granted the hosting right for NAFEST 2022 which was keenly contested by three other states,” he said.

    Sanwo-Olu noted that as a prelude to the festival, Lagos State would hold a pre-NAFEST event for seven days.

    He said this was to herald the Eko NAFEST 2022 and to highlight the rich cultural heritage of all the local government areas in the state.

    According to him, a delegation had visited the National Council for Arts Culture (NCAC)  for the pre-NAFEST maiden meeting to obtain details of hosting the festival which will bring delegates from all 36 states of the federation.

    He said  based on the report, the state had worked hard to ensure that the available facilities meet all the criteria set by NCAC.

    Earlier, Akinbile-Yusuf, who was represented by Mrs Oyinade Nathan-Marsh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, said the festival would give the state the unique opportunity to celebrate the famed ‘Spirit of Lagos’.

    This, she said was the rugged, resilient, determined, and dauntless to-do spirit every Lagosian possessed.

    “I appreciate the National Council of Arts and Culture under the able leadership of the Director-General, Otunba Segun Runsewe, for this amazing opportunity presented to Lagos to host the notable personalities, artists, creatives and everyone in general at this year’s NAFEST.

    “I am convinced that this meeting will afford us the opportunity to exchange ideas and develop a robust template for the 35th edition of NAFEST come November.

    ” I call on everyone here present to put on our creative and thinking caps as well as have all hands on deck for effective coordination, strategic planning, adequate preparation, and execution of ideas.

    “On our part in Lagos, we have made adequate preparations to play host to this grand national event, as our amiable governor has rightly made known earlier,” she said.

    Chief Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, NCAC, organisers of the annual festival, revealed  the theme of the festival as “Culture and Peaceful Coexistence”.

    Runsewe said that the theme of the programme was carefully selected in direct response to the current security challenges facing the nation and the need for sustainable peace, social harmony and national unity.

    “You will agree with me that any nation that aspires to national development must necessarily lay a foundation for peace, social harmony, mutual understanding and tolerance which are the ingredients of national development,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NAFEST technical committee members thereafter held a meeting to finalise the entire planning process.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC says it will use the opportunity of the 35th National Festival of Arts and Culture NAFEST to showcase 37 wonders of Nigeria to the world Chief Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos State Runsewe said Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State would have the honours of unveiling the 37 wonders at the annual festival slated to hold in November in Lagos According to him the unveiling is thought to be a source of inspiration for Nigerians to tap from the enormous potential the nation is endowed with He said I want to showcase beyond our dances and food culture the 37 wonders of Nigeria and there is no better place to do so than at Eko NAFEST which Gov Sanwo Olu will unveil in November It is no longer in doubt that Lagos Nigeria s most celebrated city state will host the 2022 edition of NAFEST There are also no controversies that NAFEST is Nigeria s biggest cultural tourism export and defining the values and strength in what unifies Nigerians than those things that tend to lubricate our socioeconomic and political dislocations This festival will help power new tourism traffic arrivals showcase the city culture night life hospitality commerce and the wonders of Lagos and Nigeria he said Runsewe said that each festival theme birthed the prosperity and profiles of the nation s sub culture and tradition highlighting the intrinsic values and attractive inclusiveness He said the festival would help to promote the spirit of togetherness unity love and connectivity He assured that the 35th NAFEST would feature education on various ethnic groups cuisines food culture soup snacks beverages and more in order to unveil amazing hospitality wonders From Kaduna to Rivers Edo to Plateau to Ekiti and now Lagos state NAFEST runs on the gasoline of Nigeria s banquet of festivals dances indigenous culinary expressions history artifacts tongues and humongous display of infinite energy and patriotism All these propel endless research about the richness and unbelievable attitude of the people Students and observers of our strategic evolving cultural renaissance through NAFEST must admit that beyond our festivals Nigeria has a new song on natural resources and environmental conservation Indeed our indigenous arts and crafts position this reality and undeniably a bankable economy tailed with prosperity and a funnel to attracting international tourism spending creating rural jobs he said According to him Lagos state must strategically reposition its socioeconomic reach as Africa s destination for commerce and tourism trade through the eyes of NAFEST and the unveiling of 37 wonders of Nigeria He assured Nigerians of a season of culture and tourism rebirth and rebranding NewsSourceCredit NAN
    35th NAFEST: Gov. Sanwo-Olu to unveil 37 wonders of Nigeria — Runsewe
     The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC says it will use the opportunity of the 35th National Festival of Arts and Culture NAFEST to showcase 37 wonders of Nigeria to the world Chief Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos State Runsewe said Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State would have the honours of unveiling the 37 wonders at the annual festival slated to hold in November in Lagos According to him the unveiling is thought to be a source of inspiration for Nigerians to tap from the enormous potential the nation is endowed with He said I want to showcase beyond our dances and food culture the 37 wonders of Nigeria and there is no better place to do so than at Eko NAFEST which Gov Sanwo Olu will unveil in November It is no longer in doubt that Lagos Nigeria s most celebrated city state will host the 2022 edition of NAFEST There are also no controversies that NAFEST is Nigeria s biggest cultural tourism export and defining the values and strength in what unifies Nigerians than those things that tend to lubricate our socioeconomic and political dislocations This festival will help power new tourism traffic arrivals showcase the city culture night life hospitality commerce and the wonders of Lagos and Nigeria he said Runsewe said that each festival theme birthed the prosperity and profiles of the nation s sub culture and tradition highlighting the intrinsic values and attractive inclusiveness He said the festival would help to promote the spirit of togetherness unity love and connectivity He assured that the 35th NAFEST would feature education on various ethnic groups cuisines food culture soup snacks beverages and more in order to unveil amazing hospitality wonders From Kaduna to Rivers Edo to Plateau to Ekiti and now Lagos state NAFEST runs on the gasoline of Nigeria s banquet of festivals dances indigenous culinary expressions history artifacts tongues and humongous display of infinite energy and patriotism All these propel endless research about the richness and unbelievable attitude of the people Students and observers of our strategic evolving cultural renaissance through NAFEST must admit that beyond our festivals Nigeria has a new song on natural resources and environmental conservation Indeed our indigenous arts and crafts position this reality and undeniably a bankable economy tailed with prosperity and a funnel to attracting international tourism spending creating rural jobs he said According to him Lagos state must strategically reposition its socioeconomic reach as Africa s destination for commerce and tourism trade through the eyes of NAFEST and the unveiling of 37 wonders of Nigeria He assured Nigerians of a season of culture and tourism rebirth and rebranding NewsSourceCredit NAN
    35th NAFEST: Gov. Sanwo-Olu to unveil 37 wonders of Nigeria — Runsewe
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    35th NAFEST: Gov. Sanwo-Olu to unveil 37 wonders of Nigeria — Runsewe

    The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it will use the opportunity of the 35th National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) to showcase 37 wonders of Nigeria to the world.

    Chief Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, NCAC, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos State.

    Runsewe said Gov.

    Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State would have the honours of unveiling the 37 wonders at the annual festival slated to hold in November, in Lagos.

    According to him, the unveiling is thought to be a source of inspiration for Nigerians to tap from the enormous potential the nation is endowed with.

    He said: ” I want to showcase beyond our dances and food culture, the 37 wonders of Nigeria and there is no better place to do so than at Eko NAFEST, which Gov Sanwo-Olu will unveil in November.

    ” It is no longer in doubt that Lagos,  Nigeria’s most celebrated city state, will host the 2022 edition of NAFEST.

    ” There are also no controversies,  that NAFEST is Nigeria’s biggest cultural tourism export, and defining the values and strength in what unifies Nigerians than those things that tend to lubricate our socioeconomic and political dislocations.

     ” This festival will help power new tourism traffic arrivals, showcase the city culture,  night life, hospitality, commerce and the wonders of Lagos and Nigeria,” he said.

    Runsewe said that each festival theme birthed the prosperity and profiles of the nation’s sub culture and tradition,  highlighting the intrinsic values and attractive inclusiveness.

    He said the festival would help to promote the spirit of togetherness, unity, love and connectivity.

    He assured that the 35th NAFEST would feature education on various ethnic groups cuisines: food culture, soup, snacks, beverages and more  in order to unveil amazing hospitality wonders.

    ” From Kaduna to Rivers, Edo to Plateau to Ekiti and now Lagos state, NAFEST runs on the gasoline of Nigeria’s banquet of festivals, dances, indigenous culinary expressions, history,  artifacts, tongues and humongous display of infinite energy and  patriotism.

    ” All these propel endless research about the richness and unbelievable attitude of the people.

    ” Students and observers of our strategic evolving cultural renaissance through NAFEST must admit that beyond our festivals, Nigeria has a new song on natural resources and environmental conservation.

    ” Indeed,  our indigenous arts and crafts position this reality and undeniably a bankable economy, tailed with prosperity and a funnel to attracting international tourism spending, creating rural jobs,” he said.

    According to him, Lagos state must strategically reposition its socioeconomic reach as Africa’s destination for commerce and tourism trade, through the eyes  of  NAFEST and the unveiling of 37 wonders of Nigeria.

    He assured Nigerians of a season of culture and tourism rebirth and rebranding.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu said that the state has finalized plans to host the most colorful edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture NAFEST scheduled for November Sanwo Olu provided security on Thursday by receiving a delegation from the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC led by Director General Chief Segun Runsewe the main organizers of the festival According to a statement issued by Runsewe the delegation was at the governor s office to formally present a blueprint for the festival and determine the state s level of readiness to host the 2022 edition of the festival The Nigerian News Agency reports that NAFEST is an annual cultural festival that brings together contingents from all 36 states of the federation and the FCT in a host state to showcase the nation s diverse cultural heritage in arts crafts and everything Sanwo Olu said that a delegation from the state had visited NCAC for an inaugural pre NAFEST meeting to interact and get details on the organization of the festival He said that according to the report the state government had to upgrade its facilities to meet all the criteria set by the NCAC He noted that this was done to allow the state to not only host the biggest and most colorful festival but also emerge as the overall winner of the party He revealed that as a prelude to the festival Lagos State will hold a Pre NAFEST event for seven days He said that this was aimed at showcasing the rich cultural heritage of all local government areas in the state which would therefore herald EkoNAFEST 2022 In his response Runsewe congratulated the Lagos State Government for winning the hosting right for NAFEST 2022 which was heavily contested by three other states He said that the festival which is the most important cultural event in Nigeria had been a platform to unite the nation through art and culture He reiterated that the festival which gets richer bigger and better with each edition will provide a solid platform for the state which is the center of excellence to bring its well known finesse to make EKO NAFEST 2022 the best of its type in the history of the festival given its trajectory The essence of the visit is that we interact and inform you about the details of the organization of the festival that will bring together contingents from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT in the state of Lagos for seven days he said He explained that the festival would have far reaching benefits for Lagos residents with a positive impact on the state s economy in the areas of hotel accommodation transportation small scale businesses and vendors Runsewe expressed the need for the state s Local Organizing Committee LOC to work closely with the National Organizing Committee NOC for effective coordination According to him the governor s wife Ms Ibijoke Sonwo Olu will be crowned NAFEST mother Mama NAFEST 22 during the national technical stakeholders meeting to be held at the end of the month This will also give you the platform to host the children during Eko NAFEST 2022 she said The highlight of the meeting was the exchange of cultural gifts between the Governor and the NCAC CEO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos will host the largest NAFEST in history: Sanwo-Olu
     Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu said that the state has finalized plans to host the most colorful edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture NAFEST scheduled for November Sanwo Olu provided security on Thursday by receiving a delegation from the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC led by Director General Chief Segun Runsewe the main organizers of the festival According to a statement issued by Runsewe the delegation was at the governor s office to formally present a blueprint for the festival and determine the state s level of readiness to host the 2022 edition of the festival The Nigerian News Agency reports that NAFEST is an annual cultural festival that brings together contingents from all 36 states of the federation and the FCT in a host state to showcase the nation s diverse cultural heritage in arts crafts and everything Sanwo Olu said that a delegation from the state had visited NCAC for an inaugural pre NAFEST meeting to interact and get details on the organization of the festival He said that according to the report the state government had to upgrade its facilities to meet all the criteria set by the NCAC He noted that this was done to allow the state to not only host the biggest and most colorful festival but also emerge as the overall winner of the party He revealed that as a prelude to the festival Lagos State will hold a Pre NAFEST event for seven days He said that this was aimed at showcasing the rich cultural heritage of all local government areas in the state which would therefore herald EkoNAFEST 2022 In his response Runsewe congratulated the Lagos State Government for winning the hosting right for NAFEST 2022 which was heavily contested by three other states He said that the festival which is the most important cultural event in Nigeria had been a platform to unite the nation through art and culture He reiterated that the festival which gets richer bigger and better with each edition will provide a solid platform for the state which is the center of excellence to bring its well known finesse to make EKO NAFEST 2022 the best of its type in the history of the festival given its trajectory The essence of the visit is that we interact and inform you about the details of the organization of the festival that will bring together contingents from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT in the state of Lagos for seven days he said He explained that the festival would have far reaching benefits for Lagos residents with a positive impact on the state s economy in the areas of hotel accommodation transportation small scale businesses and vendors Runsewe expressed the need for the state s Local Organizing Committee LOC to work closely with the National Organizing Committee NOC for effective coordination According to him the governor s wife Ms Ibijoke Sonwo Olu will be crowned NAFEST mother Mama NAFEST 22 during the national technical stakeholders meeting to be held at the end of the month This will also give you the platform to host the children during Eko NAFEST 2022 she said The highlight of the meeting was the exchange of cultural gifts between the Governor and the NCAC CEO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos will host the largest NAFEST in history: Sanwo-Olu
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    Lagos will host the largest NAFEST in history: Sanwo-Olu

    Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that the state has finalized plans to host the most colorful edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) scheduled for November. Sanwo-Olu provided security on Thursday by receiving a delegation from the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) led by Director General Chief Segun Runsewe, the main organizers of the festival. According to a statement issued by Runsewe, the delegation was at the governor's office to formally present a blueprint for the festival and determine the state's level of readiness to host the 2022 edition of the festival. The Nigerian News Agency reports that NAFEST is an annual cultural festival that brings together contingents from all 36 states of the federation and the FCT in a host state to showcase the nation's diverse cultural heritage in arts, crafts and everything. Sanwo-Olu said that a delegation from the state had visited NCAC for an inaugural pre-NAFEST meeting to interact and get details on the organization of the festival. He said that according to the report, the state government had to upgrade its facilities to meet all the criteria set by the NCAC. He noted that this was done to allow the state to not only host the biggest and most colorful festival, but also emerge as the overall winner of the party. He revealed that as a prelude to the festival, Lagos State will hold a Pre-NAFEST event for seven days. He said that this was aimed at showcasing the rich cultural heritage of all local government areas in the state which would therefore herald EkoNAFEST 2022. In his response, Runsewe congratulated the Lagos State Government for winning the hosting right. for NAFEST 2022, which was heavily contested by three other states. He said that the festival, which is the most important cultural event in Nigeria, had been a platform to unite the nation through art and culture. He reiterated that the festival, which gets richer, bigger and better with each edition, will provide a solid platform for the state, which is the center of excellence, to bring its well-known finesse to make EKO NAFEST 2022 the best of its type in the history of the festival given its trajectory. “The essence of the visit is that we interact and inform you about the details of the organization of the festival that will bring together contingents from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT in the state of Lagos for seven days,” he said. He explained that the festival would have far-reaching benefits for Lagos residents with a positive impact on the state's economy in the areas of hotel accommodation, transportation, small-scale businesses and vendors. Runsewe expressed the need for the state's Local Organizing Committee (LOC) to work closely with the National Organizing Committee (NOC) for effective coordination. According to him, the governor's wife, Ms. Ibijoke Sonwo-Olu, will be crowned NAFEST mother, "Mama NAFEST 22", during the national technical stakeholders meeting to be held at the end of the month. “This will also give you the platform to host the children during Eko NAFEST 2022,” she said. The highlight of the meeting was the exchange of cultural gifts between the Governor and the NCAC CEO.

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  •  The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC and the National Council for Women Society NCWS have reached an agreement to evolve a new brand that will empower vulnerable Nigerian women and build capacity among them Chief Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC in a statement on Sunday said this would also create a platform to enable women contribute their quota to national development Runsewe said the agreement was reached when the newly elected executive members of the NCWS led by its National President Hajia Lami Adamu paid a courtesy visit to NCAC headquarters in Abuja on Friday He expressed delight over the visit which he said would open new vistas for collaborations for the NCAC and NCWS to empower Nigerian women and fortify the future of the girl child The director general decried the fast eroding cultural values in the society which had led to juvenile delinquencies and borrowed western cultures As women the onus is on you to begin a campaign to rescue our youths and the girl child from the claws of westernisation and alien cultures and inculcate in them good moral principles and the true Nigerian culture he said Runsewe who doubles as the President of the World Crafts Council African Region urged the women society to make bold statements He advised them to redouble their efforts in sensitising mothers to be mindful of the schools they send their children as a high percentage of immorality rape cases and gender based crimes originated from the school environment The director general reiterated the urgent need for the new leadership to hit the ground running given the onerous task ahead of them He also promised to keep his doors open for collaborations and necessary support to make the NCWS achieve its desired objective In her remarks Adamu commended Runsewe for being a pillar of support to the women society in areas of skills acquisition capacity building and empowerment as they seek areas of further collaborations She said that the newly inaugurated executive members of the society were proud to identify with Runsewe She said that Runsewe had positively projected the image of Nigeria home and abroad within the culture and tourism sector and was also working assiduously to transform Nigeria s rich and diverse cultural heritage into a viable economy She disclosed that the new leadership of the NCWS had commenced the development of a strategic plan as a roadmap for achieving the vision of the council for the next five years According to her these include promoting women in leadership and governance promoting economic empowerment of women child protection girl child education and building an effective and efficient NCWS as a valued partner for promoting the gender agenda The NCWS president therefore solicited a strong collaboration with the NCAC to enable the women society achieve its lofty programmes and take vulnerable women off the streets NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCAC, women society partner to empower vulnerable women
     The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC and the National Council for Women Society NCWS have reached an agreement to evolve a new brand that will empower vulnerable Nigerian women and build capacity among them Chief Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC in a statement on Sunday said this would also create a platform to enable women contribute their quota to national development Runsewe said the agreement was reached when the newly elected executive members of the NCWS led by its National President Hajia Lami Adamu paid a courtesy visit to NCAC headquarters in Abuja on Friday He expressed delight over the visit which he said would open new vistas for collaborations for the NCAC and NCWS to empower Nigerian women and fortify the future of the girl child The director general decried the fast eroding cultural values in the society which had led to juvenile delinquencies and borrowed western cultures As women the onus is on you to begin a campaign to rescue our youths and the girl child from the claws of westernisation and alien cultures and inculcate in them good moral principles and the true Nigerian culture he said Runsewe who doubles as the President of the World Crafts Council African Region urged the women society to make bold statements He advised them to redouble their efforts in sensitising mothers to be mindful of the schools they send their children as a high percentage of immorality rape cases and gender based crimes originated from the school environment The director general reiterated the urgent need for the new leadership to hit the ground running given the onerous task ahead of them He also promised to keep his doors open for collaborations and necessary support to make the NCWS achieve its desired objective In her remarks Adamu commended Runsewe for being a pillar of support to the women society in areas of skills acquisition capacity building and empowerment as they seek areas of further collaborations She said that the newly inaugurated executive members of the society were proud to identify with Runsewe She said that Runsewe had positively projected the image of Nigeria home and abroad within the culture and tourism sector and was also working assiduously to transform Nigeria s rich and diverse cultural heritage into a viable economy She disclosed that the new leadership of the NCWS had commenced the development of a strategic plan as a roadmap for achieving the vision of the council for the next five years According to her these include promoting women in leadership and governance promoting economic empowerment of women child protection girl child education and building an effective and efficient NCWS as a valued partner for promoting the gender agenda The NCWS president therefore solicited a strong collaboration with the NCAC to enable the women society achieve its lofty programmes and take vulnerable women off the streets NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCAC, women society partner to empower vulnerable women
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    NCAC, women society partner to empower vulnerable women

    The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and the National Council for Women Society (NCWS) have reached an agreement to evolve a new brand that will empower vulnerable Nigerian women and build capacity among them.Chief Olusegun Runsewe, Director – General, NCAC, in a statement on Sunday, said this would also create a platform to enable women contribute their quota to national development.Runsewe said the agreement was reached when the newly elected executive members of the NCWS led by its National President, Hajia Lami Adamu, paid a courtesy visit to NCAC headquarters in Abuja on Friday.He expressed delight over the visit, which he said would open new vistas for collaborations for the NCAC and NCWS to empower Nigerian women and fortify the future of the girl-child.The director – general decried the fast eroding cultural values in the society which had led to juvenile delinquencies and borrowed western cultures.“As women, the onus is on you to begin a campaign to rescue our youths and the girl-child from the claws of westernisation and alien cultures and inculcate in them good moral principles and the true Nigerian culture,” he said.Runsewe, who doubles as the President of the World Crafts Council, African Region, urged the women society to make bold statements.He advised them to redouble their efforts in sensitising mothers to be mindful of the schools they send their children as a high percentage of immorality, rape cases and gender-based crimes originated from the school environment.The director-general reiterated the urgent need for the new leadership to hit the ground running given the onerous task ahead of them.He also promised to keep his doors open for collaborations and necessary support to make the NCWS achieve its desired objective.In her remarks, Adamu commended Runsewe for being a pillar of support to the women society in areas of skills acquisition, capacity building and empowerment as they seek areas of further collaborations.She said that the newly inaugurated executive members of the society were proud to identify with Runsewe.She said that Runsewe had positively projected the image of Nigeria home and abroad within the culture and tourism sector and was also working assiduously to transform Nigeria’s rich and diverse cultural heritage into a viable economy.She disclosed that the new leadership of the NCWS had commenced the development of a strategic plan as a roadmap for achieving the vision of the council for the next five years.According to her, these include promoting women in leadership and governance, promoting economic empowerment of women, child protection, girl-child education and building an effective and efficient NCWS as a valued partner for promoting the gender agenda.The NCWS president, therefore, solicited  a strong collaboration with the NCAC to enable the women society achieve its lofty programmes and take vulnerable women off the streets.

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  •  The Director General of National Council for Art and Culture NCAC Otunba Olusegun Runsewa on Friday called for women empowerment and inclusion in national development Runsewa made the call when the newly elected president of National Council of Women Societies NCWS Hajiya Lami Lau with her executive visited NCAC headquarters in Abuja I am of the belief that a nation that wants to grow must handle issues relating to women with utmost seriousness and supports The role of women in nation building cannot be over emphasised Over the years women have been relegated to the background on issues of development If you want to develop a nation all you need to do is to build the capacity of women and you will get the difference We are losing our cultural values as a nation today because a lot of things are going wrong and I can tell you that it is because we are not giving women the right positions he said Runsewe appealed to the NCWS to also sensitise Nigerian youths on the menace of same sex marriage men braiding hairs transgender and others This he said were issues that had continued to affect women negatively and the council need to kick against it Runsewe promised to partner with the NCWS to empower the Nigeria women organise workshops and programmes to sensitise Nigerians on the need to kick against vices that are alien to the Nigeria culture and values He said that the NCAC would also collaborate with the council on skill acquisition and other programmes to take the woman off the street and also protect the rights of children Earlier the president of NCWS solicited the support of the NCAC to build the capacity of women to ensure women inclusiveness in nation building Lau said that Runsewe as the director general of NCAC has re positioned the council with passion and utmost vigor You have demonstrated and proven severally that you are a leader with great ideas and innovations the council you manage is one of the most admired and popular in the Ministry of Culture As you are aware sir the NCWS is an umbrella body of all women organisations in Nigeria with branches in 36 states 774 local government areas and FCT Abuja This visit is timely as we look forward to a strategic collaboration with your agency in areas of skills acquisition capacity training and empowerment of our vulnerable women This will improve their livelihood and foster their contribution to national development The NCWS under my leadership has commenced the development of a strategic plan as a roadmap for achieving the vision of the council for the next five years she said Lau said that the strategic plans were in the areas of promoting women in leadership and governance economic empowerment for women stimulating actions to strengthen legal and policy framework to end violence against women and girls Others she said were child protection and girl child education and building an effective and efficient NCWS as a valued partner for promoting the gender agenda NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Runsewe calls for inclusion of women in nation’s building
     The Director General of National Council for Art and Culture NCAC Otunba Olusegun Runsewa on Friday called for women empowerment and inclusion in national development Runsewa made the call when the newly elected president of National Council of Women Societies NCWS Hajiya Lami Lau with her executive visited NCAC headquarters in Abuja I am of the belief that a nation that wants to grow must handle issues relating to women with utmost seriousness and supports The role of women in nation building cannot be over emphasised Over the years women have been relegated to the background on issues of development If you want to develop a nation all you need to do is to build the capacity of women and you will get the difference We are losing our cultural values as a nation today because a lot of things are going wrong and I can tell you that it is because we are not giving women the right positions he said Runsewe appealed to the NCWS to also sensitise Nigerian youths on the menace of same sex marriage men braiding hairs transgender and others This he said were issues that had continued to affect women negatively and the council need to kick against it Runsewe promised to partner with the NCWS to empower the Nigeria women organise workshops and programmes to sensitise Nigerians on the need to kick against vices that are alien to the Nigeria culture and values He said that the NCAC would also collaborate with the council on skill acquisition and other programmes to take the woman off the street and also protect the rights of children Earlier the president of NCWS solicited the support of the NCAC to build the capacity of women to ensure women inclusiveness in nation building Lau said that Runsewe as the director general of NCAC has re positioned the council with passion and utmost vigor You have demonstrated and proven severally that you are a leader with great ideas and innovations the council you manage is one of the most admired and popular in the Ministry of Culture As you are aware sir the NCWS is an umbrella body of all women organisations in Nigeria with branches in 36 states 774 local government areas and FCT Abuja This visit is timely as we look forward to a strategic collaboration with your agency in areas of skills acquisition capacity training and empowerment of our vulnerable women This will improve their livelihood and foster their contribution to national development The NCWS under my leadership has commenced the development of a strategic plan as a roadmap for achieving the vision of the council for the next five years she said Lau said that the strategic plans were in the areas of promoting women in leadership and governance economic empowerment for women stimulating actions to strengthen legal and policy framework to end violence against women and girls Others she said were child protection and girl child education and building an effective and efficient NCWS as a valued partner for promoting the gender agenda NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Runsewe calls for inclusion of women in nation’s building
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    Runsewe calls for inclusion of women in nation’s building

    The Director-General of National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewa, on Friday called for women empowerment and inclusion in national development.
    Runsewa made the call when the newly elected president of National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Hajiya Lami Lau with her executive visited NCAC headquarters in Abuja.
    “I am of the belief that a nation that wants to grow must handle issues relating to women with utmost seriousness and supports.
    “The role of women in nation building cannot be over-emphasised. Over the years, women have been relegated to the background on issues of development.
    “If you want to develop a nation, all you need to do is to build the capacity of women and you will get the difference.
    “We are losing our cultural values as a nation today because a lot of things are going wrong and I can tell you that it is because we are not giving women the right positions,” he said.
    Runsewe appealed to the NCWS to also sensitise Nigerian youths on the menace of same sex marriage, men braiding hairs, transgender and others.
    This, he said, were issues that had continued to affect women negatively and the council need to kick against it.
    Runsewe promised to partner with the NCWS to empower the Nigeria women, organise workshops and programmes to sensitise Nigerians on the need to kick against vices that are alien to the Nigeria culture and values.
    He said that the NCAC would also collaborate with the council on skill acquisition and other programmes to take the woman off the street and also protect the rights of children.
    Earlier, the president of NCWS solicited the support of the NCAC to build the capacity of women to ensure women inclusiveness in nation building.
    Lau said that Runsewe as the director general of NCAC has re-positioned the council with passion and utmost vigor.
    “You have demonstrated and proven severally that you are a leader with great ideas and innovations; the council you manage is one of the most admired and popular in the Ministry of Culture.
    “As you are aware sir, the NCWS is an umbrella body of all women organisations in Nigeria, with branches in 36 states, 774 local government areas and FCT, Abuja.
    “This visit is timely as we look forward to a strategic collaboration with your agency in areas of skills acquisition, capacity training and empowerment of our vulnerable women.
    “This will improve their livelihood and foster their contribution to national development.
    “The NCWS under my leadership has commenced the development of a strategic plan as a roadmap for achieving the vision of the council for the next five years,’’ she said.
    Lau said that the strategic plans were in the areas of promoting women in leadership and governance, economic empowerment for women, stimulating actions to strengthen legal and policy framework to end violence against women and girls.
    Others she said were child protection and girl child education and building an effective and efficient NCWS as a valued partner for promoting the gender agenda.


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  •  The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC says it is hosting over 43 members of the diplomatic community to strengthen cultural relations and network Nigerian crafts to the world The Director General of NCAC Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said this on Friday at the 2022 Pre International Arts and Crafts INAC Dinner for Diplomats in Abuja The theme of the dinner is Networking Nigerian Crafts to the World Runsewe said that the pre INAC dinner which evolved in 2018 was a platform for engaging with members of the diplomatic community in the build up to the INAC exposition a yearly programme organised by the NCAC According to him the programme provides opportunity for members of the diplomatic community to interact among themselves and the management of NCAC The director general also described the programme as a platform for relevant stakeholders to make input that would further enrich the content of the exposition Today we have over 43 countries with over 29 ambassadors present What other better platform can you get to showcase the best of Nigeria Tonight we have been able to speak to the world With all these countries present we have spoken to the world that some of the stories they read about Nigeria are not correct stories They could see that this country is peaceful and there is harmony in Nigeria Although we could have our challenges tonight all the embassies will be telling their home countries that they had a wonderful dinner at Sheraton Hotel on behalf of Nigerian people They can see that if there is no peace and harmony in the country we will not be having this kind of dinner For me I am very happy that we were able to have a platform to showcase the strength of Nigeria as a people NCAC boss said He said that the 2022 INAC exposition which would be held from Aug 18 to 20 would be dedicated to the media as the council intended to provide opportunity to the members of the diplomatic community to showcase and market the strength of their countries I therefore implore all foreign missions in Nigeria to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the exposition to showcase the cultural peculiarities and strength of their respective countries he said Mr Li Xuda Cultural Counselor Chinese Embassy commended the NCAC for the opportunity offered to the members of the diplomatic community He expressed hope that INAC exposition would promote mutual understanding and cultural relations between Nigeria and members of the diplomatic community through networking arts and crafts to the world NAN
    NCAC hosts diplomats to networking Nigerian crafts
     The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC says it is hosting over 43 members of the diplomatic community to strengthen cultural relations and network Nigerian crafts to the world The Director General of NCAC Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said this on Friday at the 2022 Pre International Arts and Crafts INAC Dinner for Diplomats in Abuja The theme of the dinner is Networking Nigerian Crafts to the World Runsewe said that the pre INAC dinner which evolved in 2018 was a platform for engaging with members of the diplomatic community in the build up to the INAC exposition a yearly programme organised by the NCAC According to him the programme provides opportunity for members of the diplomatic community to interact among themselves and the management of NCAC The director general also described the programme as a platform for relevant stakeholders to make input that would further enrich the content of the exposition Today we have over 43 countries with over 29 ambassadors present What other better platform can you get to showcase the best of Nigeria Tonight we have been able to speak to the world With all these countries present we have spoken to the world that some of the stories they read about Nigeria are not correct stories They could see that this country is peaceful and there is harmony in Nigeria Although we could have our challenges tonight all the embassies will be telling their home countries that they had a wonderful dinner at Sheraton Hotel on behalf of Nigerian people They can see that if there is no peace and harmony in the country we will not be having this kind of dinner For me I am very happy that we were able to have a platform to showcase the strength of Nigeria as a people NCAC boss said He said that the 2022 INAC exposition which would be held from Aug 18 to 20 would be dedicated to the media as the council intended to provide opportunity to the members of the diplomatic community to showcase and market the strength of their countries I therefore implore all foreign missions in Nigeria to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the exposition to showcase the cultural peculiarities and strength of their respective countries he said Mr Li Xuda Cultural Counselor Chinese Embassy commended the NCAC for the opportunity offered to the members of the diplomatic community He expressed hope that INAC exposition would promote mutual understanding and cultural relations between Nigeria and members of the diplomatic community through networking arts and crafts to the world NAN
    NCAC hosts diplomats to networking Nigerian crafts
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    NCAC hosts diplomats to networking Nigerian crafts

    The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it is hosting over 43 members of the diplomatic community to strengthen cultural relations and network Nigerian crafts to the world.The Director-General of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, said this on Friday at the 2022 Pre-International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Dinner for Diplomats in Abuja.The theme of the dinner is “Networking Nigerian Crafts to the World.”Runsewe said that the pre-INAC dinner which evolved in 2018, was a platform for engaging with members of the diplomatic community in the build-up to the INAC exposition, a yearly programme organised by the NCAC.According to him, the programme provides opportunity for members of the diplomatic community to interact among themselves and the management of NCAC.The director-general also described the programme as a platform for relevant stakeholders to make input that would further enrich the content of the exposition.“Today, we have over 43 countries with over 29 ambassadors present. What other better platform can you get to showcase the best of Nigeria.“Tonight, we have been able to speak to the world. With all these countries present, we have spoken to the world that some of the stories they read about Nigeria are not correct stories.‘They could see that this country is peaceful and there is harmony in Nigeria.“Although we could have our challenges, tonight all the embassies will be telling their home countries that they had a wonderful dinner at Sheraton Hotel on behalf of Nigerian people.“They can see that if there is no peace and harmony in the country, we will not be having this kind of dinner.“For me, I am very happy that we were able to have a platform to showcase the strength of Nigeria as a people,” NCAC boss said.He said that the 2022 INAC exposition which would be held from Aug. 18 to 20, would be dedicated to the media as the council intended to provide opportunity to the members of the diplomatic community to showcase and market the strength of their countries.

    “I, therefore, implore all foreign missions in Nigeria to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the exposition to showcase the cultural peculiarities and strength of their respective countries,”he said.Mr Li Xuda, Cultural Counselor, Chinese Embassy, commended the NCAC for the opportunity offered to the members of the diplomatic community.He expressed hope that INAC exposition would promote mutual understanding and cultural relations between Nigeria and members of the diplomatic community through networking arts and crafts to the world.

    (NAN)

  •  The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Lagos branch on Monday celebrated and projected the beauty of the Igbo culture in commemoration of the World Culture Day The News Agency of Nigeria reports that The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is commemorated every May 21 It is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony The event with the theme Using Cultural Diversity to Promote Peace and Unity held at the NCAC complex in Lagos Mr Dotun Omoniyi Lagos Zonal Director NCAC urged Nigerians to take advantage of the nation s cultural diversities to stay united as a nation Omoniyi said people of different ethnic groups should take conscious efforts in understanding other cultures to live peacefully He noted that the council had taken out time to celebrate the Igbo culture while other ethnic groups would also be celebrated and projected subsequently NAN
    World Culture Day: NCAC celebrates beauty of Igbo culture
     The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Lagos branch on Monday celebrated and projected the beauty of the Igbo culture in commemoration of the World Culture Day The News Agency of Nigeria reports that The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is commemorated every May 21 It is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony The event with the theme Using Cultural Diversity to Promote Peace and Unity held at the NCAC complex in Lagos Mr Dotun Omoniyi Lagos Zonal Director NCAC urged Nigerians to take advantage of the nation s cultural diversities to stay united as a nation Omoniyi said people of different ethnic groups should take conscious efforts in understanding other cultures to live peacefully He noted that the council had taken out time to celebrate the Igbo culture while other ethnic groups would also be celebrated and projected subsequently NAN
    World Culture Day: NCAC celebrates beauty of Igbo culture
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    World Culture Day: NCAC celebrates beauty of Igbo culture

    The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Lagos branch, on Monday celebrated and projected the beauty of the Igbo culture in commemoration of the World Culture Day.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that “The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development” is commemorated every May 21.It is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony.The event with the theme, “Using Cultural Diversity to Promote Peace and Unity”,  held at the NCAC complex in Lagos.Mr Dotun Omoniyi, Lagos Zonal Director, NCAC, urged Nigerians to take advantage of the nation’s cultural diversities to stay united as a nation.Omoniyi said people of different ethnic groups should take conscious efforts in understanding other cultures to live peacefully.He noted that the council had taken out time to celebrate the Igbo culture while other ethnic groups would also be celebrated and projected subsequently.

    (NAN)

  •  The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Chief Olusegun Runsewe says the council is set to launch the Nigeria Gambia friendship club According to him the friendship club is to strengthen the cultural and bilateral relations between the two countries Runsewe disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday when he played host to a delegation from the Gambian Radio and Television Services who were in his office as part of their working visit to Nigeria He thanked the team for their visit to the council adding that he had tremendous respect for the people of Gambia for their unwavering efforts in sustaining their good cultural heritage According to Runsewe the good relationship between Nigeria and Gambia was visible when both countries collaborated effectively during their participation in some International Tourism events when he headed the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation NTDC He said the Gambian Embassy was the first to pay him a courtesy visit when he assumed duty as the Director General of NCAC The best way to promote any nation is through its brand identity if Gambia develops a strong brand identity it will be easy to market the brand he said Earlier in his address the Director General Gambian Radio and Television Services Mr Malik Gyang said they were on a working visit to the Nigerian Television Authority NTA with a view to exploring areas of mutual partnership experience sharing and networking Gyang noted that given Runsewe s good track record who had positively projected the image of Nigeria home and abroad within the Culture and Tourism space the delegation was moved to visit him and seek possible areas of collaboration to move the arts and tourism sectors forward He said that both countries needed to work assiduously in transforming their rich and diverse cultural heritage into a viable economy to complement the gains from oil as both countries share similarities in many ways Runsewe presented cultural gifts to all the members of the delegation nbsp Source Credit NAN
    Runsewe to launch Nigeria-Gambia Friendship Club
     The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Chief Olusegun Runsewe says the council is set to launch the Nigeria Gambia friendship club According to him the friendship club is to strengthen the cultural and bilateral relations between the two countries Runsewe disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday when he played host to a delegation from the Gambian Radio and Television Services who were in his office as part of their working visit to Nigeria He thanked the team for their visit to the council adding that he had tremendous respect for the people of Gambia for their unwavering efforts in sustaining their good cultural heritage According to Runsewe the good relationship between Nigeria and Gambia was visible when both countries collaborated effectively during their participation in some International Tourism events when he headed the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation NTDC He said the Gambian Embassy was the first to pay him a courtesy visit when he assumed duty as the Director General of NCAC The best way to promote any nation is through its brand identity if Gambia develops a strong brand identity it will be easy to market the brand he said Earlier in his address the Director General Gambian Radio and Television Services Mr Malik Gyang said they were on a working visit to the Nigerian Television Authority NTA with a view to exploring areas of mutual partnership experience sharing and networking Gyang noted that given Runsewe s good track record who had positively projected the image of Nigeria home and abroad within the Culture and Tourism space the delegation was moved to visit him and seek possible areas of collaboration to move the arts and tourism sectors forward He said that both countries needed to work assiduously in transforming their rich and diverse cultural heritage into a viable economy to complement the gains from oil as both countries share similarities in many ways Runsewe presented cultural gifts to all the members of the delegation nbsp Source Credit NAN
    Runsewe to launch Nigeria-Gambia Friendship Club
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    Runsewe to launch Nigeria-Gambia Friendship Club

    The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Chief Olusegun Runsewe, says the council is set to launch the Nigeria-Gambia friendship club.According to him, the friendship club is to strengthen the cultural and bilateral relations between the two countries. Runsewe disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, when he played host to a delegation from the Gambian Radio and Television Services, who were in his office as part of their working visit to Nigeria.He thanked the team for their visit to the council, adding that he had tremendous respect for the people of Gambia for their unwavering efforts in sustaining their good cultural heritage.According to Runsewe, the good relationship between Nigeria and Gambia was visible when both countries collaborated effectively during their participation in some International Tourism events when he headed the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC).He said the Gambian Embassy was the first to pay him a courtesy visit when he assumed duty as the Director-General of NCAC.“The best way to promote any nation is through its brand identity, if Gambia develops a strong brand identity, it will be easy to market the brand,” he said.Earlier in his address, the Director-General, Gambian Radio and Television Services, Mr Malik Gyang, said they were on a working visit to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) with a view to exploring areas of mutual partnership, experience sharing and networking.Gyang noted that given Runsewe’s good track record, who had positively projected the image of Nigeria home and abroad within the Culture and Tourism space, the delegation was moved to visit him and seek possible areas of collaboration to move the arts and tourism sectors forward.He said that both countries needed to work assiduously in transforming their rich and diverse cultural heritage into a viable economy to complement the gains from oil as both countries share similarities in many ways. Runsewe presented cultural gifts to all the members of the delegation. Source Credit: NAN

  •   Some exhibitors at the just concluded 46th Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Travel Agents of Nigeria TA expressed satisfaction with the association s conduct in boosting customer relationship in travel business Exhibitors who spoke to the Nigerian News Agency in separate interviews expressed satisfaction particularly with the sales made and the awareness created According to them the main benefits enjoyed during the General Meeting are the commercial contacts generated and the promotion of patronage reports that the AGM with the theme Antitrust Available Opportunities for the Protection of the Nigerian Travel Market was held in Kano State Exhibitors included The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Amadeus South Africa Tourism Wakanow Sabre Air Peace Leadway Assurance Anchor Insurance South Africa Airways and Travel Port Alhaji Faruk Umar Director North West NCAC said that the organization had recorded huge sales of most of its products which were handicrafts works of art local textiles woodwork among others Umar noted that proper awareness of most of the organization s products was created as many contacts were exchanged during the AGM The AGM has been remarkable full of impressive activities we have also made sales and created enough awareness about the availability of our products As you can see these are locally made products We want Nigerians to know that local artists are also producing beautiful materials using our local raw materials just as seen in other countries she said Mr Thekiso Rakolojane Regional Head West Africa South Africa Tourism thanked TA for providing a platform where travel and tourism business could be improved This is a platform that we greatly appreciate where we have been able to engage with over 300 Nigerian travel agents who are seen as potential clients for us We really appreciate TA for the opportunity to show Nigerians what tourism offers South Africa has to offer he said informs that the General Meeting of Shareholders that began on Wednesday came to an end on Friday
    AGM: Exhibitors commend TA, laud patronage
      Some exhibitors at the just concluded 46th Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Travel Agents of Nigeria TA expressed satisfaction with the association s conduct in boosting customer relationship in travel business Exhibitors who spoke to the Nigerian News Agency in separate interviews expressed satisfaction particularly with the sales made and the awareness created According to them the main benefits enjoyed during the General Meeting are the commercial contacts generated and the promotion of patronage reports that the AGM with the theme Antitrust Available Opportunities for the Protection of the Nigerian Travel Market was held in Kano State Exhibitors included The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Amadeus South Africa Tourism Wakanow Sabre Air Peace Leadway Assurance Anchor Insurance South Africa Airways and Travel Port Alhaji Faruk Umar Director North West NCAC said that the organization had recorded huge sales of most of its products which were handicrafts works of art local textiles woodwork among others Umar noted that proper awareness of most of the organization s products was created as many contacts were exchanged during the AGM The AGM has been remarkable full of impressive activities we have also made sales and created enough awareness about the availability of our products As you can see these are locally made products We want Nigerians to know that local artists are also producing beautiful materials using our local raw materials just as seen in other countries she said Mr Thekiso Rakolojane Regional Head West Africa South Africa Tourism thanked TA for providing a platform where travel and tourism business could be improved This is a platform that we greatly appreciate where we have been able to engage with over 300 Nigerian travel agents who are seen as potential clients for us We really appreciate TA for the opportunity to show Nigerians what tourism offers South Africa has to offer he said informs that the General Meeting of Shareholders that began on Wednesday came to an end on Friday
    AGM: Exhibitors commend TA, laud patronage
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    AGM: Exhibitors commend TA, laud patronage

    Some exhibitors at the just concluded 46th Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Travel Agents of Nigeria (TA) expressed satisfaction with the association's conduct in boosting customer relationship in travel business.

    Exhibitors who spoke to the Nigerian News Agency in separate interviews expressed satisfaction, particularly with the sales made and the awareness created.

    According to them, the main benefits enjoyed during the General Meeting are the commercial contacts generated and the promotion of patronage.

    reports that the AGM with the theme "Antitrust: Available Opportunities for the Protection of the Nigerian Travel Market" was held in Kano State.

    Exhibitors included: The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Amadeus, South Africa Tourism, Wakanow, Sabre, Air Peace, Leadway Assurance, Anchor Insurance, South Africa Airways and Travel Port.

    Alhaji Faruk Umar, Director, North West, NCAC said that the organization had recorded huge sales of most of its products, which were handicrafts, works of art, local textiles, woodwork, among others.

    Umar noted that proper awareness of most of the organization's products was created as many contacts were exchanged during the AGM.

    “The AGM has been remarkable, full of impressive activities, we have also made sales and created enough awareness about the availability of our products.

    ”As you can see, these are locally made products. We want Nigerians to know that local artists are also producing beautiful materials, using our local raw materials, just as seen in other countries,” she said.

    Mr. Thekiso Rakolojane, Regional Head, West Africa, South Africa Tourism thanked TA for providing a platform where travel and tourism business could be improved.

    “This is a platform that we greatly appreciate where we have been able to engage with over 300 Nigerian travel agents who are seen as potential clients for us.

    "We really appreciate TA for the opportunity to show Nigerians what tourism offers South Africa has to offer," he said.

    informs that the General Meeting of Shareholders that began on Wednesday came to an end on Friday.

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