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  •   nigerian cuba The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture Chief Olusegun Runsewe says that Nigeria will strengthen its bilateral relationship with the Republic of Cuba using arts and culture as potential tools This was what Runsewe said in statements in Abuja on Monday when the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Clara Escandell paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja According to him Nigeria and the Republic of Cuba have a very rich cultural heritage It is necessary to explore the similarities that also exist in both music and dance to create space for easy affiliation The director general said that the NCAC had provided a platform for the diplomatic community to come together and distract minds on cultural issues to engender cultural diplomacy He said that the International Exhibition of Arts and Crafts INAC also brought together another international community under one umbrella to connect their arts and crafts with the rest of the world He said that during this year s INAC Expo the Republic of Cuba will feature prominently and will be given the opportunity to speak to the international media about ways to collaborate with young people for potential cultural exchange programs Runsewe who praised Ambassador Escandell for dressing in Nigerian attire during the visit promised to visit the Republic of Cuba soon Earlier Escandell said he was at the Council to see the man who had culturally projected the image of Nigeria both at home and abroad and who worked tirelessly to use Nigerian arts and culture to show the need for peaceful coexistence between countries of the world She added that she was also moved by the desire to learn about the council s programs as the seat of culture in the country However he reiterated the need for greater collaboration between the NCAC and the Republic of Cuba to take advantage of the rich cultural heritage of both countries for export The Cuban Ambassador called on the diplomatic community to always make good use of culture as a true tool to build solid bilateral relations in theoretical missions
    Nigeria to strengthen bilateral relationship with Cuba -Runsewe
      nigerian cuba The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture Chief Olusegun Runsewe says that Nigeria will strengthen its bilateral relationship with the Republic of Cuba using arts and culture as potential tools This was what Runsewe said in statements in Abuja on Monday when the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Clara Escandell paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja According to him Nigeria and the Republic of Cuba have a very rich cultural heritage It is necessary to explore the similarities that also exist in both music and dance to create space for easy affiliation The director general said that the NCAC had provided a platform for the diplomatic community to come together and distract minds on cultural issues to engender cultural diplomacy He said that the International Exhibition of Arts and Crafts INAC also brought together another international community under one umbrella to connect their arts and crafts with the rest of the world He said that during this year s INAC Expo the Republic of Cuba will feature prominently and will be given the opportunity to speak to the international media about ways to collaborate with young people for potential cultural exchange programs Runsewe who praised Ambassador Escandell for dressing in Nigerian attire during the visit promised to visit the Republic of Cuba soon Earlier Escandell said he was at the Council to see the man who had culturally projected the image of Nigeria both at home and abroad and who worked tirelessly to use Nigerian arts and culture to show the need for peaceful coexistence between countries of the world She added that she was also moved by the desire to learn about the council s programs as the seat of culture in the country However he reiterated the need for greater collaboration between the NCAC and the Republic of Cuba to take advantage of the rich cultural heritage of both countries for export The Cuban Ambassador called on the diplomatic community to always make good use of culture as a true tool to build solid bilateral relations in theoretical missions
    Nigeria to strengthen bilateral relationship with Cuba -Runsewe
    General news9 months ago

    Nigeria to strengthen bilateral relationship with Cuba -Runsewe

    nigerian cuba

    The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Chief Olusegun Runsewe, says that Nigeria will strengthen its bilateral relationship with the Republic of Cuba, using arts and culture as potential tools.

    This was what Runsewe said, in statements in Abuja on Monday, when the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, Clara Escandell, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

    According to him, Nigeria and the Republic of Cuba have a very rich cultural heritage.

    It is necessary to explore the similarities that also exist in both music and dance to create space for easy affiliation.

    The director general said that the NCAC had provided a platform for the diplomatic community to come together and distract minds on cultural issues to engender cultural diplomacy.

    He said that the International Exhibition of Arts and Crafts (INAC) also brought together another international community under one umbrella to connect their arts and crafts with the rest of the world.

    He said that during this year's INAC Expo, the Republic of Cuba will feature prominently and will be given the opportunity to speak to the international media about ways to collaborate with young people for potential cultural exchange programs.

    Runsewe, who praised Ambassador Escandell for dressing in Nigerian attire during the visit, promised to visit the Republic of Cuba soon.

    Earlier, Escandell said he was at the Council to see the man who had culturally projected the image of Nigeria both at home and abroad and who worked tirelessly to use Nigerian arts and culture to show the need for peaceful coexistence between countries of the world.

    She added that she was also moved by the desire to learn about the council's programs as the seat of culture in the country.

    However, he reiterated the need for greater collaboration between the NCAC and the Republic of Cuba to take advantage of the rich cultural heritage of both countries for export.

    The Cuban Ambassador called on the diplomatic community to always make good use of culture as a true tool to build solid bilateral relations in theoretical missions.

  •   The National President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents NANTA Susan Akporaiye praised Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi s decision to build the first Africa Holiday Village in the confluence state Ms Akporaiye in a statement she issued described the plan as noble and credible Mr Bello had finalized plans to build the village in Lokoja as he set up a nine man Cultural Tourism Advisory Committee Chief Olusegun Runsewe to update the mandate Ms Akporiaye who is at the forefront of inter African tourism collaboration between selected African airlines noted that the completion of the project would internationalize Kogi s cultural tourism endowment He noted that local communities would also be empowered by the establishment of the tourist village He also praised Runsewe who is also the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC for leading the Kogi tourism project Ms Akporiaye said that Runsewe s leadership and organizational pedigree were second to none We believe that Governor Bello got the right man for the job and we are convinced that the eight point cultural tourism revival agenda for Kogi will move its cultural tourism offerings to the list of top destinations in Africa and also make actors of the local industry buy and support the mu vete he said On Kogi s rising profile as one of Nigeria s most secure borders Akporaiye praised the governor for lifting Kogi out of the black spots of insecurity and banditry She said it was a feat that deserved a national replica It is amazing how it has put an end to banditry and secured its people no wonder Kogi has become attractive to businesses and investors It is an added bonus to their efforts to rebuild the tourism infrastructure in the state and with what their advisory committee headed by Chief Runsewe has put in place Kogi will undoubtedly recover economically provide rural tourism jobs and be a safe haven for vacations in Nigeria he said YAYA
    Yahaya Bello’s plan to establish first Africa Holiday Village commendable – NANTA
      The National President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents NANTA Susan Akporaiye praised Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi s decision to build the first Africa Holiday Village in the confluence state Ms Akporaiye in a statement she issued described the plan as noble and credible Mr Bello had finalized plans to build the village in Lokoja as he set up a nine man Cultural Tourism Advisory Committee Chief Olusegun Runsewe to update the mandate Ms Akporiaye who is at the forefront of inter African tourism collaboration between selected African airlines noted that the completion of the project would internationalize Kogi s cultural tourism endowment He noted that local communities would also be empowered by the establishment of the tourist village He also praised Runsewe who is also the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC for leading the Kogi tourism project Ms Akporiaye said that Runsewe s leadership and organizational pedigree were second to none We believe that Governor Bello got the right man for the job and we are convinced that the eight point cultural tourism revival agenda for Kogi will move its cultural tourism offerings to the list of top destinations in Africa and also make actors of the local industry buy and support the mu vete he said On Kogi s rising profile as one of Nigeria s most secure borders Akporaiye praised the governor for lifting Kogi out of the black spots of insecurity and banditry She said it was a feat that deserved a national replica It is amazing how it has put an end to banditry and secured its people no wonder Kogi has become attractive to businesses and investors It is an added bonus to their efforts to rebuild the tourism infrastructure in the state and with what their advisory committee headed by Chief Runsewe has put in place Kogi will undoubtedly recover economically provide rural tourism jobs and be a safe haven for vacations in Nigeria he said YAYA
    Yahaya Bello’s plan to establish first Africa Holiday Village commendable – NANTA
    Headlines10 months ago

    Yahaya Bello’s plan to establish first Africa Holiday Village commendable – NANTA

    The National President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents, NANTA, Susan Akporaiye, praised Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi's decision to build the first Africa Holiday Village in the confluence state.

    Ms Akporaiye, in a statement she issued, described the plan as noble and credible.

    Mr. Bello had finalized plans to build the village in Lokoja as he set up a nine-man Cultural Tourism Advisory Committee, Chief Olusegun Runsewe to update the mandate.

    Ms. Akporiaye, who is at the forefront of inter-African tourism collaboration between selected African airlines, noted that the completion of the project would internationalize Kogi's cultural tourism endowment.

    He noted that local communities would also be empowered by the establishment of the tourist village.

    He also praised Runsewe, who is also the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, for leading the Kogi tourism project.

    Ms. Akporiaye said that Runsewe's leadership and organizational pedigree were second to none.

    “We believe that Governor Bello got the right man for the job and we are convinced that the eight-point cultural tourism revival agenda for Kogi will move its cultural tourism offerings to the list of top destinations in Africa and also make actors of the local industry buy and support the muévete”, he said.

    On Kogi's rising profile as one of Nigeria's most secure borders, Akporaiye praised the governor for lifting Kogi out of the black spots of insecurity and banditry.

    She said it was a feat that deserved a national replica.

    “It is amazing how it has put an end to banditry and secured its people, no wonder Kogi has become attractive to businesses and investors.

    “It is an added bonus to their efforts to rebuild the tourism infrastructure in the state and with what their advisory committee headed by Chief Runsewe has put in place, Kogi will undoubtedly recover economically, provide rural tourism jobs and be a safe haven. for vacations. in Nigeria,” he said.

    YAYA

  •   By Taiye Olayemi The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC has inaugurated the Nigeria Ethiopia Friendship Club to strengthen cultural exchange programs between the two countries NCAC chief executive Otunba Olusegun Runsewe revealed this in a statement on Saturday through his media assistant Mr Frank Meke Runsewe who is also chairman of the World Crafts Council WCC at the inauguration in Addis Ababa Ethiopia said on Thursday this was necessary to preserve the cultural potential of Nigeria and Ethiopia The event was the program designed by the African Union to celebrate Africa and labeled Africa in celebration in order to optimize the tourism possibilities of the African continent Senior officials from Ethiopia s tourism ministry tourism office bigwigs and the newly created Africa Tourism Board attended This happened just two years after the Nigeria Ghana Friendship Club was inaugurated Runsewe said the event signaled the great and impactful diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and Ethiopia He said it drew the attention of the huge crowd at the event to the growing cordial and peaceful relations between Nigeria and Ethiopia He noted that an official friendship platform would improve the different value chains in the basket of investment opportunities in the two countries Runsewe said that President Muhammadu Buhari s recent visit to attend the Ethiopian president s second inauguration was indicative of the bond of brotherhood between the two nations to be supported by the citizens of both countries through the culture and tourism trade Runsewe raised the Nigerian and Ethiopian flags marking the birth of the relationship and friendship between the two frontline black African nations Dancing to multi mixed cultural music and joined by the enthusiastic crowd Runsewe surrounded by tall and beautiful Ethiopian tourist models unveiled the new perspective to support cultural tourism commitments in the Horn of Africa The event was attended by lelise DUGA JABESSA and Nega WedaJuwerete respectively Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Ethiopian Ministry of Tourism who welcomed the initiative of the Nigeria and Ethiopia Friendship Club WedaJuwerete said Runsewe s presence in Ethiopia would help change the cultural tourism narratives of both countries create more jobs and opportunities for the continent s recreational needs Culthbert Ncube Executive Chairman of the African Tourism Board also present welcomed the initiative and pledged to help open such a prospect of relations between African countries Ncube noted that Nigeria needs to be at the center of the tourism equation in Africa as Africa s largest black population and economy Source NAN
    NCAC inaugurates Nigeria-Ethiopia friendship club
      By Taiye Olayemi The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC has inaugurated the Nigeria Ethiopia Friendship Club to strengthen cultural exchange programs between the two countries NCAC chief executive Otunba Olusegun Runsewe revealed this in a statement on Saturday through his media assistant Mr Frank Meke Runsewe who is also chairman of the World Crafts Council WCC at the inauguration in Addis Ababa Ethiopia said on Thursday this was necessary to preserve the cultural potential of Nigeria and Ethiopia The event was the program designed by the African Union to celebrate Africa and labeled Africa in celebration in order to optimize the tourism possibilities of the African continent Senior officials from Ethiopia s tourism ministry tourism office bigwigs and the newly created Africa Tourism Board attended This happened just two years after the Nigeria Ghana Friendship Club was inaugurated Runsewe said the event signaled the great and impactful diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and Ethiopia He said it drew the attention of the huge crowd at the event to the growing cordial and peaceful relations between Nigeria and Ethiopia He noted that an official friendship platform would improve the different value chains in the basket of investment opportunities in the two countries Runsewe said that President Muhammadu Buhari s recent visit to attend the Ethiopian president s second inauguration was indicative of the bond of brotherhood between the two nations to be supported by the citizens of both countries through the culture and tourism trade Runsewe raised the Nigerian and Ethiopian flags marking the birth of the relationship and friendship between the two frontline black African nations Dancing to multi mixed cultural music and joined by the enthusiastic crowd Runsewe surrounded by tall and beautiful Ethiopian tourist models unveiled the new perspective to support cultural tourism commitments in the Horn of Africa The event was attended by lelise DUGA JABESSA and Nega WedaJuwerete respectively Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Ethiopian Ministry of Tourism who welcomed the initiative of the Nigeria and Ethiopia Friendship Club WedaJuwerete said Runsewe s presence in Ethiopia would help change the cultural tourism narratives of both countries create more jobs and opportunities for the continent s recreational needs Culthbert Ncube Executive Chairman of the African Tourism Board also present welcomed the initiative and pledged to help open such a prospect of relations between African countries Ncube noted that Nigeria needs to be at the center of the tourism equation in Africa as Africa s largest black population and economy Source NAN
    NCAC inaugurates Nigeria-Ethiopia friendship club
    Entertainment1 year ago

    NCAC inaugurates Nigeria-Ethiopia friendship club

    By Taiye Olayemi

    The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has inaugurated the Nigeria-Ethiopia Friendship Club to strengthen cultural exchange programs between the two countries.

    NCAC chief executive Otunba Olusegun Runsewe revealed this in a statement on Saturday through his media assistant, Mr. Frank Meke.

    Runsewe, who is also chairman of the World Crafts Council (WCC) at the inauguration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said on Thursday this was necessary to preserve the cultural potential of Nigeria and Ethiopia.

    The event was the program designed by the African Union to celebrate Africa and labeled “Africa in celebration” in order to optimize the tourism possibilities of the African continent.

    Senior officials from Ethiopia's tourism ministry, tourism office bigwigs and the newly created Africa Tourism Board attended.

    This happened just two years after the Nigeria-Ghana Friendship Club was inaugurated.

    Runsewe said the event signaled the great and impactful diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and Ethiopia.

    He said it drew the attention of the huge crowd at the event to the growing cordial and peaceful relations between Nigeria and Ethiopia.

    He noted that an official friendship platform would improve the different value chains in the basket of investment opportunities in the two countries.

    Runsewe said that President Muhammadu Buhari's recent visit to attend the Ethiopian president's second inauguration was indicative of the bond of brotherhood between the two nations to be supported by the citizens of both countries through the culture and tourism trade.

    Runsewe raised the Nigerian and Ethiopian flags, marking the birth of the relationship and friendship between the two frontline black African nations.

    Dancing to multi-mixed cultural music and joined by the enthusiastic crowd, Runsewe, surrounded by tall and beautiful Ethiopian tourist models, unveiled the new perspective to support cultural tourism commitments in the Horn of Africa.

    The event was attended by lelise DUGA JABESSA and Nega WedaJuwerete, respectively Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Ethiopian Ministry of Tourism, who welcomed the initiative of the Nigeria and Ethiopia Friendship Club.

    WedaJuwerete said Runsewe's presence in Ethiopia would help change the cultural tourism narratives of both countries, create more jobs and opportunities for the continent's recreational needs.

    Culthbert Ncube, Executive Chairman of the African Tourism Board, also present, welcomed the initiative and pledged to help open such a prospect of relations between African countries.

    Ncube noted that Nigeria needs to be at the center of the tourism equation in Africa as Africa's largest black population and economy.

    Source: NAN

  •   By Deji Abdulwahab The National Arts and Culture Council NCAC said it is organizing the International Arts and Crafts Exhibition INAC to showcase Nigeria s cultural strength to the world NCAC Director General CEO Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said this on Wednesday evening at the 14th International Arts and Crafts Exhibition INAC in Abuja Runsewe said that INAC is one of the platforms used to engage and network creators of arts and crafts around the world He said We have to do it now especially as COVID 19 has kept us at home Nigeria should take the lead in Africa to show that we have tried to get out of it so that life can come It has affected all the savings and it is not in our best interests He blamed the current security challenges on the COVID 19 pandemic which he said has affected people s businesses and the country s economy resulting in crime and others COVID 19 is the cause of some criminal activity like kidnappings and banditry because people are not engaged It s one of the platforms we engage people on Here we have 10 states that have come to show the strength of their states to the world through the NCAC So to me this is a red flag that we are coming out of the huge COVID 19 Runsewe said According to him INAC has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigeria as the ordinary craftsman who produces a new item now has the opportunity to touch a new thing in life For us as an organization we are happy that our platform is being used to network Nigeria s strength to the world Before people did not understand the meaning of culture it is an intangible contribution to human effort So what I tried to do is take the culture to the next level and tell Nigerians that this is our heritage It s to change the perception that others have of us We need to tell our story and one of the platforms to tell our story is INAC said the Executive Director Source NAN
    NCAC holds arts, crafts expo to network Nigerian cultural strength – DG
      By Deji Abdulwahab The National Arts and Culture Council NCAC said it is organizing the International Arts and Crafts Exhibition INAC to showcase Nigeria s cultural strength to the world NCAC Director General CEO Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said this on Wednesday evening at the 14th International Arts and Crafts Exhibition INAC in Abuja Runsewe said that INAC is one of the platforms used to engage and network creators of arts and crafts around the world He said We have to do it now especially as COVID 19 has kept us at home Nigeria should take the lead in Africa to show that we have tried to get out of it so that life can come It has affected all the savings and it is not in our best interests He blamed the current security challenges on the COVID 19 pandemic which he said has affected people s businesses and the country s economy resulting in crime and others COVID 19 is the cause of some criminal activity like kidnappings and banditry because people are not engaged It s one of the platforms we engage people on Here we have 10 states that have come to show the strength of their states to the world through the NCAC So to me this is a red flag that we are coming out of the huge COVID 19 Runsewe said According to him INAC has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigeria as the ordinary craftsman who produces a new item now has the opportunity to touch a new thing in life For us as an organization we are happy that our platform is being used to network Nigeria s strength to the world Before people did not understand the meaning of culture it is an intangible contribution to human effort So what I tried to do is take the culture to the next level and tell Nigerians that this is our heritage It s to change the perception that others have of us We need to tell our story and one of the platforms to tell our story is INAC said the Executive Director Source NAN
    NCAC holds arts, crafts expo to network Nigerian cultural strength – DG
    General news1 year ago

    NCAC holds arts, crafts expo to network Nigerian cultural strength – DG

    By Deji Abdulwahab

    The National Arts and Culture Council (NCAC) said it is organizing the International Arts and Crafts Exhibition (INAC), to showcase Nigeria's cultural strength to the world.

    NCAC Director General (CEO) Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said this on Wednesday evening at the 14th International Arts and Crafts Exhibition (INAC) in Abuja.

    Runsewe said that INAC is one of the platforms used to engage and network creators of arts and crafts around the world.

    He said: 'We have to do it now, especially as COVID-19 has kept us at home, Nigeria should take the lead in Africa to show that we have tried to get out of it so that life can come. .

    "It has affected all the savings and it is not in our best interests."

    He blamed the current security challenges on the COVID-19 pandemic, which he said has affected people's businesses and the country's economy, resulting in crime and others.

    “COVID-19 is the cause of some criminal activity like kidnappings and banditry because people are not engaged.

    “It's one of the platforms we engage people on. Here we have 10 states that have come to show the strength of their states to the world through the NCAC.

    “So to me, this is a red flag that we are coming out of the huge COVID-19,” Runsewe said.

    According to him, INAC has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigeria, as the ordinary craftsman who produces a new item now has the opportunity to touch a new thing in life.

    “For us as an organization we are happy that our platform is being used to network Nigeria's strength to the world.

    “Before, people did not understand the meaning of culture, it is an intangible contribution to human effort.

    “So what I tried to do is take the culture to the next level and tell Nigerians that this is our heritage.

    “It's to change the perception that others have of us. We need to tell our story, and one of the platforms to tell our story is INAC, ”said the Executive Director.

    Source: NAN

  •   By Lzzy Okoji Mr Cui Jianchn Ambassador of the People s Republic of China to Nigeria said the Chinese government is ready to help Nigeria reduce the level of poverty in the African country Cui made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during the closing of the Nigeria China Cultural Week and Award Ceremony a series of activities to commemorate the two countries National Day on October 1 During the celebration of China s 72nd birthday Cui said his country has recorded robust growth and successes in its economy innovation poverty eradication Belt and Road initiative among others Cui said that part of his strategies as an ambassador to replicate China s success in Nigeria is to send young Nigerians to China study the system gain experience and impact in the system Nigerian On February 25 the Chinese president told the international community that we have succeeded in eradicating extreme poverty I want to share with you that this is really the greatest achievement of the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese nation I would like to share with you that we can do it together because the elimination reduction or eradication of poverty really needs leadership and it has been shown that the Chinese president has strong will How can we achieve this difficult goal We can see that a lot of project policies are in place The most important aspect is that we mobilize all of society to work together to eradicate poverty in rural areas I hope that next year after COVID 19 I think about the possibility of getting young people from Nigeria to go to China to learn from the Chinese side to gain experience I think if China can do it Nigeria can too We can apply not only the Chinese model but also the way to eradicate poverty I think it is necessary that both countries work to eradicate poverty You know you have your goal I think this is a very significant thing not only for the Nigerian people but also for the international community Cui praised the strong bilateral relations between China and Nigeria over the past 50 years and called for a more holistic and comprehensive approach to build our bilateral relations in 50 years He said relations will continue to develop with stronger ties in the sectors of power politics economy military security as well as international cooperation and people to people collaboration The ambassador said that the photography and video competition organized by the embassy also aims to create a platform to celebrate the excellent cultural relations between the two countries In his remarks Otunba Segun Runsewe Director General of the National Arts and Culture Council NCAC praised Cui for his efforts to strengthen Nigeria China ties with so many strategies and commitments He said the rapid growth of the Chinese economy was a wake up call for Nigeria adding that Nigeria was ready to learn in the right direction Since His Excellency came to Nigeria I have seen a man who is ready to make Nigeria catch up with some of China s development achievements Today His Excellency raised the issue of the 10 billion US dollars which lasted 18 years at 16 trillion US dollars I want to assure you this is a wake up call Runsewe said Runsewe said the NCAC is also ready to strengthen cultural ties with China adding that Nigeria will build a cultural village during the 2022 Olympics in Beijing China to celebrate cultural ties I will personally lead the team and the build to make sure we celebrate our country s strength all over the world For the photo exhibition I see it beyond photography I see the Chinese people giving our people the platform to appreciate their good works Because no matter what good photographs they take if nobody asks them for the content they won t show it Runsewe said Source NAN
    China ready to help Nigeria reduce poverty – Envoy
      By Lzzy Okoji Mr Cui Jianchn Ambassador of the People s Republic of China to Nigeria said the Chinese government is ready to help Nigeria reduce the level of poverty in the African country Cui made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during the closing of the Nigeria China Cultural Week and Award Ceremony a series of activities to commemorate the two countries National Day on October 1 During the celebration of China s 72nd birthday Cui said his country has recorded robust growth and successes in its economy innovation poverty eradication Belt and Road initiative among others Cui said that part of his strategies as an ambassador to replicate China s success in Nigeria is to send young Nigerians to China study the system gain experience and impact in the system Nigerian On February 25 the Chinese president told the international community that we have succeeded in eradicating extreme poverty I want to share with you that this is really the greatest achievement of the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese nation I would like to share with you that we can do it together because the elimination reduction or eradication of poverty really needs leadership and it has been shown that the Chinese president has strong will How can we achieve this difficult goal We can see that a lot of project policies are in place The most important aspect is that we mobilize all of society to work together to eradicate poverty in rural areas I hope that next year after COVID 19 I think about the possibility of getting young people from Nigeria to go to China to learn from the Chinese side to gain experience I think if China can do it Nigeria can too We can apply not only the Chinese model but also the way to eradicate poverty I think it is necessary that both countries work to eradicate poverty You know you have your goal I think this is a very significant thing not only for the Nigerian people but also for the international community Cui praised the strong bilateral relations between China and Nigeria over the past 50 years and called for a more holistic and comprehensive approach to build our bilateral relations in 50 years He said relations will continue to develop with stronger ties in the sectors of power politics economy military security as well as international cooperation and people to people collaboration The ambassador said that the photography and video competition organized by the embassy also aims to create a platform to celebrate the excellent cultural relations between the two countries In his remarks Otunba Segun Runsewe Director General of the National Arts and Culture Council NCAC praised Cui for his efforts to strengthen Nigeria China ties with so many strategies and commitments He said the rapid growth of the Chinese economy was a wake up call for Nigeria adding that Nigeria was ready to learn in the right direction Since His Excellency came to Nigeria I have seen a man who is ready to make Nigeria catch up with some of China s development achievements Today His Excellency raised the issue of the 10 billion US dollars which lasted 18 years at 16 trillion US dollars I want to assure you this is a wake up call Runsewe said Runsewe said the NCAC is also ready to strengthen cultural ties with China adding that Nigeria will build a cultural village during the 2022 Olympics in Beijing China to celebrate cultural ties I will personally lead the team and the build to make sure we celebrate our country s strength all over the world For the photo exhibition I see it beyond photography I see the Chinese people giving our people the platform to appreciate their good works Because no matter what good photographs they take if nobody asks them for the content they won t show it Runsewe said Source NAN
    China ready to help Nigeria reduce poverty – Envoy
    Economy1 year ago

    China ready to help Nigeria reduce poverty – Envoy

    By Lzzy Okoji

    Mr. Cui Jianchn, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Nigeria, said the Chinese government is ready to help Nigeria reduce the level of poverty in the African country.

    Cui made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during the closing of the Nigeria-China Cultural Week and Award Ceremony, a series of activities to commemorate the two countries' National Day on October 1.

    During the celebration of China's 72nd birthday, Cui said his country has recorded robust growth and successes in its economy, innovation, poverty eradication, Belt and Road initiative. , among others.

    Cui said that part of his strategies as an ambassador to replicate China's success in Nigeria is to send young Nigerians to China, study the system, gain experience and impact in the system. Nigerian.

    “On February 25, the Chinese president told the international community that we have succeeded in eradicating extreme poverty.

    "I want to share with you that this is really the greatest achievement of the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese nation

    “I would like to share with you that we can do it together because the elimination, reduction or eradication of poverty really needs leadership and it has been shown that the Chinese president has strong will.

    “How can we achieve this difficult goal? We can see that a lot of project policies are in place.

    “The most important aspect is that we mobilize all of society to work together to eradicate poverty in rural areas.

    “I hope that next year after COVID-19, I think about the possibility of getting young people from Nigeria to go to China to learn from the Chinese side, to gain experience. I think if China can do it, Nigeria can too.

    “We can apply not only the Chinese model but also the way to eradicate poverty. I think it is necessary that both countries work to eradicate poverty. You know you have your goal.

    “I think this is a very significant thing not only for the Nigerian people but also for the international community.

    Cui praised the strong bilateral relations between China and Nigeria over the past 50 years and called for a more holistic and comprehensive approach to build “our bilateral relations in 50 years”.

    He said relations will continue to develop with stronger ties in the sectors of power, politics, economy, military, security, as well as international cooperation and people-to-people collaboration.

    The ambassador said that the photography and video competition, organized by the embassy, ​​also aims to create a platform to celebrate the excellent cultural relations between the two countries.

    In his remarks, Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director General of the National Arts and Culture Council (NCAC), praised Cui for his efforts to strengthen Nigeria-China ties with so many strategies and commitments.

    He said the rapid growth of the Chinese economy was a wake-up call for Nigeria, adding that Nigeria was ready to learn in the right direction.

    “Since His Excellency came to Nigeria, I have seen a man who is ready to make Nigeria catch up with some of China's development achievements.

    “Today, His Excellency raised the issue of the 10 billion US dollars, which lasted 18 years at 16 trillion US dollars. I want to assure you this is a wake-up call, ”Runsewe said.

    Runsewe said the NCAC is also ready to strengthen cultural ties with China, adding that Nigeria will build a cultural village during the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China, to celebrate cultural ties.

    “I will personally lead the team and the build to make sure we celebrate our country's strength all over the world.

    “For the photo exhibition, I see it beyond photography, I see the Chinese people giving our people the platform to appreciate their good works.

    “Because no matter what good photographs they take, if nobody asks them for the content, they won't show it,” Runsewe said.

    Source: NAN

  •   By Taiye Olayemi Otunba Olusegun Runsewe Director General National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC on Saturday won the China man of the year award The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award was conferred on him at a mid autumn festival National Day celebration Nigeria s first SGEL cup Chinese Wushu championship final performance and award night in Lagos The event was organised by Hauxing Arts Troupe in Nigeria the Chinese community the consulate and the WUSHU Development Association of Nigeria Dr Matthew Uwaekwe Coordinator Nigeria China Business Council said that Runsewe emerged the China man of the year after a voting session within the Chinese consulate Uwaekwe said that members of the Chinese community in Nigeria were elated at the pace and passion at which Runsewe brought to bear in his assignment as Nigeria culture chief He said that Runsewe had worked tirelessly to build a strong cultural tourism relationship between Nigeria and China He said that Runsewe had in various ways convinced the world that Nigerian culture in its diversity had the capacity to foster unity and peace among the people of both countries and the world Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has done well for the country he has the vision to promote the cultural relations between China and Nigeria and we therefore confer on him China man of the year award He has emerged the China man of the year after a voting session within the Chinese consulate so this award is from the Chinese community he said Runsewe expressed NCAC s commitment to continue serving as a catalyst for consolidating and sustaining China and Nigeria s Bilateral business cultural and diplomatic relations for years to come He said that the relationship between NCAC and the Chinese community was simply a true reflection of the overall bilateral relations Nigeria and China had in all facets of economy and life He noted that this was due to both countries shared similarities with regards to their strategic positioning in their respective continents their political and economic influence as well as population strength According to him these factors foster mutually beneficial opportunities for sharing understanding and exchanging cultural affinities among the two countries Today we are once again gathered in continuance of this tradition to renew and rejuvenate the bonds of this strategic partnership which has continued to wax stronger over the past half a century I assure you of the NCAC commitment toward serving as a catalyst for consolidating and sustaining China Nigeria bilateral business cultural and diplomatic relations for many more years to come It is with great pleasure that I felicitate with you on this annual commemoration of the mid autumn festival amp national day celebration as well as the novel and commendable occasion of Nigeria first SGEL Cup Chinese Wushu Championship final performance and award night In the same vein I thank you for the honour to sit as Chairman of this event and the award conferred on me This gesture is indicative of the harmonious relationship between the National Council of Arts and Culture NCAC and the Chinese Diplomatic Business and Cultural Community in Nigeria This has continued to flourish under my leadership as Director General of the NCAC President World Crafts Council African Region as well as Chairman Africa China Culture and Arts Exchange Society he said Runsewe recognised the entire Chinese community in Nigeria for their laudable contributions and commendable interventions He appreciated the organisers for the scholarships extended to schools and students as this will enhance access to education and learning in Nigeria Most significantly are those engagements and exchanges being implemented by the Chinese community which impacts directly on the core mandate of my Agency These include SGEL Cup Chinese Wushu Championship Final Performance which is first of its kind in Nigeria We look forward to sustaining such programmes activities and initiatives in the future he said He felicitated the Chinese Consulate in Nigeria the Nigeria China Business Council and the entire Chinese Community in Nigeria as they commemorate the auspicious event Source NAN
    Runsewe bags China man of the year award
      By Taiye Olayemi Otunba Olusegun Runsewe Director General National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC on Saturday won the China man of the year award The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award was conferred on him at a mid autumn festival National Day celebration Nigeria s first SGEL cup Chinese Wushu championship final performance and award night in Lagos The event was organised by Hauxing Arts Troupe in Nigeria the Chinese community the consulate and the WUSHU Development Association of Nigeria Dr Matthew Uwaekwe Coordinator Nigeria China Business Council said that Runsewe emerged the China man of the year after a voting session within the Chinese consulate Uwaekwe said that members of the Chinese community in Nigeria were elated at the pace and passion at which Runsewe brought to bear in his assignment as Nigeria culture chief He said that Runsewe had worked tirelessly to build a strong cultural tourism relationship between Nigeria and China He said that Runsewe had in various ways convinced the world that Nigerian culture in its diversity had the capacity to foster unity and peace among the people of both countries and the world Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has done well for the country he has the vision to promote the cultural relations between China and Nigeria and we therefore confer on him China man of the year award He has emerged the China man of the year after a voting session within the Chinese consulate so this award is from the Chinese community he said Runsewe expressed NCAC s commitment to continue serving as a catalyst for consolidating and sustaining China and Nigeria s Bilateral business cultural and diplomatic relations for years to come He said that the relationship between NCAC and the Chinese community was simply a true reflection of the overall bilateral relations Nigeria and China had in all facets of economy and life He noted that this was due to both countries shared similarities with regards to their strategic positioning in their respective continents their political and economic influence as well as population strength According to him these factors foster mutually beneficial opportunities for sharing understanding and exchanging cultural affinities among the two countries Today we are once again gathered in continuance of this tradition to renew and rejuvenate the bonds of this strategic partnership which has continued to wax stronger over the past half a century I assure you of the NCAC commitment toward serving as a catalyst for consolidating and sustaining China Nigeria bilateral business cultural and diplomatic relations for many more years to come It is with great pleasure that I felicitate with you on this annual commemoration of the mid autumn festival amp national day celebration as well as the novel and commendable occasion of Nigeria first SGEL Cup Chinese Wushu Championship final performance and award night In the same vein I thank you for the honour to sit as Chairman of this event and the award conferred on me This gesture is indicative of the harmonious relationship between the National Council of Arts and Culture NCAC and the Chinese Diplomatic Business and Cultural Community in Nigeria This has continued to flourish under my leadership as Director General of the NCAC President World Crafts Council African Region as well as Chairman Africa China Culture and Arts Exchange Society he said Runsewe recognised the entire Chinese community in Nigeria for their laudable contributions and commendable interventions He appreciated the organisers for the scholarships extended to schools and students as this will enhance access to education and learning in Nigeria Most significantly are those engagements and exchanges being implemented by the Chinese community which impacts directly on the core mandate of my Agency These include SGEL Cup Chinese Wushu Championship Final Performance which is first of its kind in Nigeria We look forward to sustaining such programmes activities and initiatives in the future he said He felicitated the Chinese Consulate in Nigeria the Nigeria China Business Council and the entire Chinese Community in Nigeria as they commemorate the auspicious event Source NAN
    Runsewe bags China man of the year award
    General news1 year ago

    Runsewe bags China man of the year award

    By Taiye Olayemi

    Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) on Saturday won the China man of the year award.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award was conferred on him at a mid-autumn festival, National Day celebration, Nigeria’s first SGEL cup Chinese Wushu championship final performance and award night in Lagos.

    The event was organised by Hauxing Arts Troupe in Nigeria, the Chinese community, the consulate and the WUSHU Development Association of Nigeria.

    Dr Matthew Uwaekwe, Coordinator, Nigeria-China Business Council said that Runsewe emerged the China man of the year after a voting session within the Chinese consulate.

    Uwaekwe said that members of the Chinese community in Nigeria were elated at the pace and passion at which Runsewe brought to bear in his assignment as Nigeria culture chief.

    He said that Runsewe had worked tirelessly to build a strong cultural tourism relationship between Nigeria and China.

    He said that Runsewe had in various ways, convinced the world that Nigerian culture in its diversity had the capacity to foster unity and peace among the people of both countries and the world.

    “Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has done well for the country, he has the vision to promote the cultural relations between China and Nigeria, and we, therefore, confer on him China man of the year award.

    “He has emerged the China man of the year after a voting session within the Chinese consulate, so this award is from the Chinese community,” he said.

    Runsewe expressed NCAC’s commitment to continue serving as a catalyst for consolidating and sustaining China and Nigeria’s Bilateral business, cultural and diplomatic relations for years to come.

    He said that the relationship between NCAC and the Chinese community was simply a true reflection of the overall bilateral relations Nigeria and China had in all facets of economy and life.

    He noted that this was due to both countries’ shared similarities with regards to their strategic positioning in their respective continents; their political and economic influence; as well as population strength.

    According to him, these factors foster mutually beneficial opportunities for sharing, understanding, and exchanging cultural affinities among the two countries.

    “Today, we are once again gathered in continuance of this tradition to renew and rejuvenate the bonds of this strategic partnership, which has continued to wax stronger over the past half a century.

    “I assure you of the NCAC commitment toward serving as a catalyst for consolidating and sustaining China-Nigeria bilateral business, cultural and diplomatic relations for many more years to come.

    “It is with great pleasure that I felicitate with you on this annual commemoration of the mid-autumn festival & national day celebration as well as the novel and commendable occasion of Nigeria first SGEL Cup Chinese Wushu Championship final performance and award night.

    “In the same vein, I thank you for the honour to sit as Chairman of this event and the award conferred on me.

    “This gesture is indicative of the harmonious relationship between the National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC) and the Chinese Diplomatic, Business and Cultural Community in Nigeria.

    “This has continued to flourish under my leadership as Director-General of the NCAC; President, World Crafts Council (African Region) ; as well as Chairman, Africa-China Culture and Arts Exchange Society,” he said.

    Runsewe recognised the entire Chinese community in Nigeria for their laudable contributions and commendable interventions.

    He appreciated the organisers for the scholarships extended to schools and students as this will enhance access to education and learning in Nigeria.

    “Most significantly are those engagements and exchanges being implemented by the Chinese community which impacts directly on the core mandate of my Agency.

    “These include SGEL Cup Chinese Wushu Championship Final Performance, which is first of its kind in Nigeria. We look forward to sustaining such programmes, activities and initiatives in the future,” he said.

    He felicitated the Chinese Consulate in Nigeria, the Nigeria-China Business Council, and the entire Chinese Community in Nigeria as they commemorate the auspicious event.

    Source: NAN

  •   By Amina Ahmed The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Bauchi Zonal office says it will host a traditional sports festival in the state to retain and promote cultural activities Mr Mohammed Bello Executive officer in the council made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Bauchi He said that the activity would hold after the 2021 farming season in order to make for an all inclusive participation Bello said that the council has engaged stakeholders across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state on this programme He said that the proposed sports included traditional wrestling archery egg and sack race among others He said that the COVID 19 pandemic had affected lots of cultural activities lined up by the council The council is planning for a traditional sports festival in the state already consultation is going on with stakeholders across the state he said According to him the council will also kick start a football competition through its football academy which consists of the junior and senior players The players will compete in two categories including children and youth during the holiday period Most of the players are young talented children around the neighbourhood and we have already identified about 40 of them in the academy he said Source NAN
    Arts council hosts traditional sports festival in Bauchi
      By Amina Ahmed The National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Bauchi Zonal office says it will host a traditional sports festival in the state to retain and promote cultural activities Mr Mohammed Bello Executive officer in the council made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Bauchi He said that the activity would hold after the 2021 farming season in order to make for an all inclusive participation Bello said that the council has engaged stakeholders across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state on this programme He said that the proposed sports included traditional wrestling archery egg and sack race among others He said that the COVID 19 pandemic had affected lots of cultural activities lined up by the council The council is planning for a traditional sports festival in the state already consultation is going on with stakeholders across the state he said According to him the council will also kick start a football competition through its football academy which consists of the junior and senior players The players will compete in two categories including children and youth during the holiday period Most of the players are young talented children around the neighbourhood and we have already identified about 40 of them in the academy he said Source NAN
    Arts council hosts traditional sports festival in Bauchi
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    Arts council hosts traditional sports festival in Bauchi

    By Amina Ahmed

    The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Bauchi Zonal office, says it will host a traditional sports festival in the state to retain and  promote cultural activities.

    Mr Mohammed Bello, Executive officer in the council, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Bauchi.

    He said that the activity would hold after the 2021 farming season in order to make for an all inclusive participation.

    Bello said that the council has engaged stakeholders across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state on this programme.

    He said that the proposed sports included traditional wrestling, archery, egg and sack race, among others.

    He said that the COVID-19 pandemic had affected lots of cultural activities lined up by the council.

    “The council is planning for a traditional sports festival in the state, already consultation is going on with stakeholders across the state,”he said.

    According to him, the council will also kick start a football competition through its football academy which consists of the junior and senior players.

    The players will compete in two categories, including children and youth during the holiday period.

    “Most of the players are young talented children around the neighbourhood and we have already identified about 40 of them in the academy,” he said.

    Source: NAN

  •   Otunba Segun Runsewe Director General National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC organiser of the National Festival for Arts and Culture NAFEST on Friday said 1600 Plateau Indigenes had benefited from NAFEST s free skill acquisition programme Runsewe disclosed this during the graduation ceremony of the beneficiaries held at Langfield Leisure Park Rayfield Jos Plateau News Agency of Nigeria reports that the beneficiaries were trained in tailoring soap making cosmetology make up and gele tieing They were given certificates of participation at the end of the programme The director general expressed excitement over the huge number of the state indigenes that indicated interest in benefiting from the free skill acquisition programme He said this indicated that Plateau indigenes were more interested in using their hands to fend for themselves rather than engaging in all forms of criminalities We have 1600 Plateau Indigenes trained in tailoring make up cosmetology gele tieing and soap making we have been moving round states for this and we have never had such number of interested persons in skill acquisition This indicates that things are turning around in Plateau it shows that you are ready to use your hands to work this is what the Chinese and Indians are doing to improve their economy it will also help our economy and society I beg you to start doing something right from now from what you have learnt so far Please join hands with Gov Simon Lalong in moving the state to the next level this is very encouraging and overwhelming I am happy he said Runsewe encouraged Nigerian hoteliers to patronise local products most especially local soaps to ensure that the cost of hotel accommodation was reduced which would also attract investors and tourists One of the beneficiaries of the free skill acquisition programme Rita Gotip a National Diploma holder appreciated the organisers of the festival for impacting on Plateau Indigenes positively Gotip who learned Cosmetology said she had wanted to be an entrepreneur and had been watching out for such kind of opportunity for the past 3 years when she finished her National diploma programme at the National Veterinary Research Institute Vom near Jos She expressed excitement as she could now produce bathing and washing soaps as well as shear butter jelly without supervision I am happy and I thank the organisers of this programme we didn t pay for this and I can now produce body cream and soaps for sale All I need now is a little capital to start up she said Also Nurudeen Mohammed 14 year old primary four pupil said he participated in the programme to perfect his skills in tailoring which he said he achieved and commended the organisers for the gesture Similarly Habiba Jubril who is seeking admission into Usman Dan Fodio University opted for make up and gele tieing as she said she wished to assist her parents who were not financially strong to educate their children I came for this programme to be able to work and assist my parents I thank NCAC and Plateau for this gesture God bless them Jubril said Edited By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    1,600 Plateau indigenes benefit from NAFEST free skill acquisition – Runsewe
      Otunba Segun Runsewe Director General National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC organiser of the National Festival for Arts and Culture NAFEST on Friday said 1600 Plateau Indigenes had benefited from NAFEST s free skill acquisition programme Runsewe disclosed this during the graduation ceremony of the beneficiaries held at Langfield Leisure Park Rayfield Jos Plateau News Agency of Nigeria reports that the beneficiaries were trained in tailoring soap making cosmetology make up and gele tieing They were given certificates of participation at the end of the programme The director general expressed excitement over the huge number of the state indigenes that indicated interest in benefiting from the free skill acquisition programme He said this indicated that Plateau indigenes were more interested in using their hands to fend for themselves rather than engaging in all forms of criminalities We have 1600 Plateau Indigenes trained in tailoring make up cosmetology gele tieing and soap making we have been moving round states for this and we have never had such number of interested persons in skill acquisition This indicates that things are turning around in Plateau it shows that you are ready to use your hands to work this is what the Chinese and Indians are doing to improve their economy it will also help our economy and society I beg you to start doing something right from now from what you have learnt so far Please join hands with Gov Simon Lalong in moving the state to the next level this is very encouraging and overwhelming I am happy he said Runsewe encouraged Nigerian hoteliers to patronise local products most especially local soaps to ensure that the cost of hotel accommodation was reduced which would also attract investors and tourists One of the beneficiaries of the free skill acquisition programme Rita Gotip a National Diploma holder appreciated the organisers of the festival for impacting on Plateau Indigenes positively Gotip who learned Cosmetology said she had wanted to be an entrepreneur and had been watching out for such kind of opportunity for the past 3 years when she finished her National diploma programme at the National Veterinary Research Institute Vom near Jos She expressed excitement as she could now produce bathing and washing soaps as well as shear butter jelly without supervision I am happy and I thank the organisers of this programme we didn t pay for this and I can now produce body cream and soaps for sale All I need now is a little capital to start up she said Also Nurudeen Mohammed 14 year old primary four pupil said he participated in the programme to perfect his skills in tailoring which he said he achieved and commended the organisers for the gesture Similarly Habiba Jubril who is seeking admission into Usman Dan Fodio University opted for make up and gele tieing as she said she wished to assist her parents who were not financially strong to educate their children I came for this programme to be able to work and assist my parents I thank NCAC and Plateau for this gesture God bless them Jubril said Edited By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    1,600 Plateau indigenes benefit from NAFEST free skill acquisition – Runsewe
    Tourism2 years ago

    1,600 Plateau indigenes benefit from NAFEST free skill acquisition – Runsewe

    Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC),organiser of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST), on Friday said 1600 Plateau Indigenes had benefited from NAFEST’s free skill acquisition programme.

    Runsewe disclosed this during the graduation ceremony of the beneficiaries held at Langfield Leisure Park, Rayfield, Jos, Plateau.

    News Agency of Nigeria reports that the beneficiaries were trained in tailoring, soap making, cosmetology, make-up and gele tieing.

    They were given certificates of participation at the end of the programme.

    The director-general expressed excitement over the huge number of the state indigenes that indicated interest in benefiting from the free skill acquisition programme.

    He said this indicated that Plateau indigenes were more interested in using their hands to fend for themselves rather than engaging in all forms of criminalities.

    ” We have 1600 Plateau Indigenes trained in tailoring, make-up, cosmetology, gele tieing and soap making; we have been moving round states for this and we have never had such number of interested persons in skill acquisition.

    ” This indicates that things are turning around in Plateau; it shows that you are ready to use your hands to work, this is what the Chinese and Indians are doing to improve their economy, it will also help our economy and society.

    ” I beg you to start doing something right from now, from what you have learnt, so far.

    ” Please join hands with Gov. Simon Lalong in moving the state to the next level, this is very encouraging and overwhelming, I am happy,” he said.

    Runsewe encouraged Nigerian hoteliers to patronise local products, most especially local soaps, to ensure that the cost of hotel accommodation was reduced which would also attract investors and tourists.

    One of the beneficiaries of the free skill acquisition programme, Rita Gotip, a National Diploma holder, appreciated the organisers of the festival for impacting on Plateau Indigenes positively.

    Gotip who learned Cosmetology said she had wanted to be an entrepreneur and had been watching out for such kind of opportunity for the past 3 years when she finished her National diploma programme at the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, near Jos.

    She expressed excitement as she could now produce bathing and washing soaps as well as shear butter jelly without supervision.

    ” I am happy and I thank the organisers of this programme, we didn’t pay for this and I can now produce body cream and soaps for sale.

    ” All I need now is a little capital to start up,” she said.

    Also, Nurudeen Mohammed, 14-year-old primary four pupil, said he participated in the programme to perfect his skills in tailoring, which he said, he achieved, and commended the organisers for the gesture.

    Similarly, Habiba Jubril, who is seeking admission into Usman Dan Fodio University, opted for make-up and gele tieing as she said she wished to assist her parents who were not financially strong to educate their children.

    ” I came for this programme to be able to work and assist my parents; I thank NCAC and Plateau for this gesture, God bless them,” Jubril said.


    Edited By: Abdullahi Yusuf
    (NAN)

  •   The Wife of Plateau Governor Mrs Regina Lalong has urged parents to inculcate in their children cultural values to enable them to know their origins Mrs Lalong made the call at a reception she organised for children delegates of the National Festival for Arts and Culture NAFEST on Friday at Government House Jos May I encourage parents to pick up the challenge of teaching our children who are the future leaders of this great nation our cultural values so that they know where they come from and to sustain the values we hold dearly as a people she said Represented by the wife of the state Deputy Governor Mrs Abigail Tyoden the governor s wife also called on stakeholders in the education sector to make the study of arts and culture part of the curriculum She said this would enable children to learn the norms of the land at a tender age thus preserving the nation s identify Our culture defines us hence we must do all we can to preserve it and pass these values from one generation to the next so that our identity will not be lost she said Mrs Lalong said NAFEST was a platform for children to interact with their peers and witness different cultural presentations from across the country This I believe will serve as a means to inculcate in our children love for one another morality moderation and unity in diversity she said In her remarks the state Commissioner for Tourism Culture and Hospitality Mrs Tamwakat Weli commended the children for promoting their cultural values through their various performances while congratulating them for using the platform of the festival to exhibit their skills and talents The talents displayed by the children have been spectacular and is an indication of their love for culture and values I thank the children for the sacrifice of being away from the comfort of their family Weli said She said NAFEST had promoted creativity in arts and culture among children of various age grades and had also helped in preserving indigenous culture It has ensured update in traditional skills to serve modern development needs and acts as a vehicle for preservation and documentation of the country s rich and diverse cultural heritage she said In his remarks the Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Segun Runsewe disclosed that children from 26 states of the federation were participating in the festival describing their performances as outstanding Runsewe said culture fostered unity and understanding among various groups in the country saying it was a critical criterion for peace If we get our culture right peace will return to this country he said He said perpetration of crime in the country was because youths did not know the history of the country saying NAFEST was a platform to enable them to know the history of their country News Agency of Nigeria reports that the winner of the Essay Writing Competition titled Impact on COVID 19 on the Nigerian Child Master Eze Fabian from Enugu was announced and commended for his write up NAN reports that products made by children at the skills and Acquisition competitions were presented at the reception Highlights of the event were performances from a nine year old drummer Mannaseh Tawus from Plateau and a 13 year old female Xylophone Player from Bayelsa Glory Honest Edited By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    NAFEST 2020: Mrs Lalong urges inculcation of cultural values in children
      The Wife of Plateau Governor Mrs Regina Lalong has urged parents to inculcate in their children cultural values to enable them to know their origins Mrs Lalong made the call at a reception she organised for children delegates of the National Festival for Arts and Culture NAFEST on Friday at Government House Jos May I encourage parents to pick up the challenge of teaching our children who are the future leaders of this great nation our cultural values so that they know where they come from and to sustain the values we hold dearly as a people she said Represented by the wife of the state Deputy Governor Mrs Abigail Tyoden the governor s wife also called on stakeholders in the education sector to make the study of arts and culture part of the curriculum She said this would enable children to learn the norms of the land at a tender age thus preserving the nation s identify Our culture defines us hence we must do all we can to preserve it and pass these values from one generation to the next so that our identity will not be lost she said Mrs Lalong said NAFEST was a platform for children to interact with their peers and witness different cultural presentations from across the country This I believe will serve as a means to inculcate in our children love for one another morality moderation and unity in diversity she said In her remarks the state Commissioner for Tourism Culture and Hospitality Mrs Tamwakat Weli commended the children for promoting their cultural values through their various performances while congratulating them for using the platform of the festival to exhibit their skills and talents The talents displayed by the children have been spectacular and is an indication of their love for culture and values I thank the children for the sacrifice of being away from the comfort of their family Weli said She said NAFEST had promoted creativity in arts and culture among children of various age grades and had also helped in preserving indigenous culture It has ensured update in traditional skills to serve modern development needs and acts as a vehicle for preservation and documentation of the country s rich and diverse cultural heritage she said In his remarks the Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC Segun Runsewe disclosed that children from 26 states of the federation were participating in the festival describing their performances as outstanding Runsewe said culture fostered unity and understanding among various groups in the country saying it was a critical criterion for peace If we get our culture right peace will return to this country he said He said perpetration of crime in the country was because youths did not know the history of the country saying NAFEST was a platform to enable them to know the history of their country News Agency of Nigeria reports that the winner of the Essay Writing Competition titled Impact on COVID 19 on the Nigerian Child Master Eze Fabian from Enugu was announced and commended for his write up NAN reports that products made by children at the skills and Acquisition competitions were presented at the reception Highlights of the event were performances from a nine year old drummer Mannaseh Tawus from Plateau and a 13 year old female Xylophone Player from Bayelsa Glory Honest Edited By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    NAFEST 2020: Mrs Lalong urges inculcation of cultural values in children
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    NAFEST 2020: Mrs Lalong urges inculcation of cultural values in children

    The Wife of Plateau Governor, Mrs Regina Lalong, has urged parents  to inculcate in their children cultural values to enable them to know their origins.

    Mrs Lalong made the call at a reception she organised for children delegates of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) on Friday at Government House, Jos.

    “May I encourage parents to pick up the challenge of teaching our children who are the future leaders of this great nation, our cultural values so that they know where they come from and to sustain the values we hold dearly as a people,” she said.

    Represented by the wife of the state Deputy Governor, Mrs Abigail Tyoden, the governor’s wife, also called on stakeholders in the education sector to make the study of arts and culture part of the curriculum.

    She said this would enable children to learn the norms of the land at a tender age, thus preserving the nation’s identify.

    “Our culture defines us, hence we must do all we can to preserve it and pass these values from one generation to the next, so that our identity will not be lost,” she said.

    Mrs Lalong said NAFEST was a platform for children to interact with their peers and witness different cultural presentations from across the country.

    “This I believe will serve as a means to inculcate in our children love for one another, morality, moderation and unity in diversity,” she said.

    In her remarks, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Culture and Hospitality, Mrs Tamwakat Weli, commended the children for promoting their cultural values through their various performances, while congratulating them for using the platform of the festival to exhibit their skills and talents.

    “The talents displayed by the children have been spectacular and is an indication of their love for culture and values.

    “I thank the children for the sacrifice of being away from the comfort of their family ,” Weli said.

    She said NAFEST had promoted creativity in arts and culture among children of various age grades and had also helped in preserving indigenous culture.

    “It has ensured update in traditional skills to serve modern development needs and acts as a vehicle for preservation and documentation of the country’s rich and diverse cultural heritage,” she said.

    In his remarks, the Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC), Segun Runsewe, disclosed that children from 26 states of the federation were participating in the festival, describing their performances as outstanding.

    Runsewe said culture fostered unity and understanding among various groups in the country, saying it was a critical criterion for peace

    “If we get our culture right, peace will return to this country,” he said.

    He said perpetration of crime in the country was because youths did not know the history of the country , saying NAFEST was a platform to enable them to know the history of their country.

    News Agency of Nigeria reports that the winner of the Essay Writing Competition titled:’ Impact on COVID-19 on the Nigerian Child’, Master Eze Fabian from Enugu, was announced and commended for his write-up.

    NAN reports that products made by children at the skills and Acquisition competitions were presented at the reception.

    Highlights of the event were performances from a nine-year-old drummer, Mannaseh Tawus, from Plateau and a 13-year-old female Xylophone Player from Bayelsa, Glory Honest.


    Edited By: Abdullahi Yusuf
    (NAN)

  •   The Gbong Gwon Jos Jacob Buba Gyang says Nigeria will soon overcome its current security economic and political challenges Gyang made the assertion at the National Festival of Arts and Culture NAFEST s Cultural Splendor with the traditional ruler in his palace on Thursday in Jos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of a weeklong long festival is COVID 19 and Cultural Dynamism with 24 states in attendance Our insecurity political and economic challenges we shall all overcome them soon by the grace of God but I appeal to Nigerians don t allow some people to lead us to destruction I appeal to youths to respect themselves and bring their complaints to the fore politely don t let people to use you to destroy our own country In Plateau we have our challenges and we are not pretending over this I plead that we should live together as fellow country members and leave befitting future for our children Let us continue to pray for our brothers in the North Western part of the country that God will restore absolute peace there too he said The traditional ruler said the major cause of the nation s problems was that Nigerians were gradually derailing from their cultures and traditions He urged Nigerians to uphold their individual cultures and promote them even after the festival We have forgot our cultures and traditions this is the cause of many problems facing us as a nation today I appeal to Nigerians that at the end of this festival don t relent in showcasing your cultures let us reflect our cultures in all we do We have deceived ourselves so much in this country we have unique cultures cutting across states We have a lot of local delicacies that anyone will enjoy we must bring ourselves together and promote every aspect of our culture Buba said He commended the Plateau Government and the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC for hosting the festival saying it would change every negative narrative of the state I appreciate NCAC for choosing Plateau to host this edition of NAFEST at this critical period when COVID 19 is ravaging the world the traditional ruler said Earlier Chief Segun Runsewe Director General NCAC commended the traditional ruler for his numerous contributions to the development of the country especially in promoting culture Runsewe urged Nigerians to desist from imitating western culture and mode of dressing but embrace Africa cultures to enliven them I want to appreciate the Gbong Gwon Jos for his remarkable contributions to the growth of this nation and for not disconnecting from our history and cultures I will advise everyone to stop imitating western cultures the foreigners want to see our unique cultures what we represent like our traditional attires local cuisines among others he said Edited By Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    We ‘ll overcome security, economic, political challenges- Gbong Gwon Jos
      The Gbong Gwon Jos Jacob Buba Gyang says Nigeria will soon overcome its current security economic and political challenges Gyang made the assertion at the National Festival of Arts and Culture NAFEST s Cultural Splendor with the traditional ruler in his palace on Thursday in Jos The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of a weeklong long festival is COVID 19 and Cultural Dynamism with 24 states in attendance Our insecurity political and economic challenges we shall all overcome them soon by the grace of God but I appeal to Nigerians don t allow some people to lead us to destruction I appeal to youths to respect themselves and bring their complaints to the fore politely don t let people to use you to destroy our own country In Plateau we have our challenges and we are not pretending over this I plead that we should live together as fellow country members and leave befitting future for our children Let us continue to pray for our brothers in the North Western part of the country that God will restore absolute peace there too he said The traditional ruler said the major cause of the nation s problems was that Nigerians were gradually derailing from their cultures and traditions He urged Nigerians to uphold their individual cultures and promote them even after the festival We have forgot our cultures and traditions this is the cause of many problems facing us as a nation today I appeal to Nigerians that at the end of this festival don t relent in showcasing your cultures let us reflect our cultures in all we do We have deceived ourselves so much in this country we have unique cultures cutting across states We have a lot of local delicacies that anyone will enjoy we must bring ourselves together and promote every aspect of our culture Buba said He commended the Plateau Government and the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC for hosting the festival saying it would change every negative narrative of the state I appreciate NCAC for choosing Plateau to host this edition of NAFEST at this critical period when COVID 19 is ravaging the world the traditional ruler said Earlier Chief Segun Runsewe Director General NCAC commended the traditional ruler for his numerous contributions to the development of the country especially in promoting culture Runsewe urged Nigerians to desist from imitating western culture and mode of dressing but embrace Africa cultures to enliven them I want to appreciate the Gbong Gwon Jos for his remarkable contributions to the growth of this nation and for not disconnecting from our history and cultures I will advise everyone to stop imitating western cultures the foreigners want to see our unique cultures what we represent like our traditional attires local cuisines among others he said Edited By Olagoke Olatoye NAN
    We ‘ll overcome security, economic, political challenges- Gbong Gwon Jos
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    We ‘ll overcome security, economic, political challenges- Gbong Gwon Jos

    The Gbong Gwon Jos, Jacob Buba Gyang, says Nigeria will soon overcome its current security, economic and political challenges.

    Gyang made the assertion at the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST)’s Cultural Splendor with the traditional ruler in his palace on Thursday in Jos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of a weeklong long festival is: “COVID-19 and Cultural Dynamism” with 24 states in attendance.

    “Our insecurity, political and economic challenges, we shall all overcome them soon by the grace of God; but I appeal to Nigerians, don’t allow some people to lead us to destruction.

    “I appeal to youths to respect themselves and bring their complaints to the fore politely; don’t let people to use you to destroy our own country.

    “In Plateau, we have our challenges, and we are not pretending over this. I plead that we should live together as fellow country members and leave befitting future for our children.

    “Let us continue to pray for our brothers in the North Western part of the country that God will restore absolute peace there too,” he said.

    The traditional ruler said the major cause of the nation’s problems was that Nigerians were gradually derailing from their cultures and traditions.

    He urged Nigerians to uphold their individual cultures and promote them, even after the festival.

    “We have forgot our cultures and traditions, this is the cause of many problems facing us as a nation today.

    “I appeal to Nigerians that at the end of this festival, don’t relent in showcasing your cultures, let us reflect our cultures in all we do.

    “We have deceived ourselves so much in this country; we have unique cultures cutting across states.

    “We have a lot of local delicacies that anyone will enjoy; we must bring ourselves together and promote every aspect of our culture,” Buba said.

    He commended the Plateau  Government and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) for hosting the festival, saying it would change every negative narrative of the state.

    “I appreciate NCAC for choosing Plateau to host this edition of NAFEST at this critical period when COVID-19 is ravaging the world,” the traditional ruler said.

    Earlier, Chief Segun Runsewe, Director-General, NCAC, commended the traditional ruler for his numerous contributions to the development of the country, especially in promoting culture.

    Runsewe urged Nigerians to desist from imitating western culture and mode of dressing, but embrace Africa cultures to enliven them.

    “I want to appreciate the Gbong Gwon Jos for his remarkable contributions to the growth of this nation and for not disconnecting from our history and cultures.

    “I will advise everyone to stop imitating western cultures; the foreigners want to see our unique cultures, what we represent like our traditional attires, local cuisines among others,” he said.


    Edited By: Olagoke Olatoye
    (NAN)

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