NCAC boss welcomes diplomatic community
September 17 (THEWILL) – In a strategic move to ensure that the International Arts and Crafts Exhibition (INAC) 2021 achieves its desired goals, the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) welcomed the community Diplomatic from Nigeria at an INAC pre-dinner in Abuja.
Speaking on the occasion, NCAC Executive Director Otunba Olusegun Runsewe explained that the purpose of the dinner was to celebrate the diplomatic community in Nigeria for their unwavering support for NCAC programs and to brief them on the Council’s preparations. to host the 2021 edition of Culture, Arts and Crafts Expo which will be held under its theme “Networking Nigerian Crafts in the World”.
The Director General revealed that the INAC Expo, which was launched in 2018, is one of the Council’s premier cultural tourism promotion offers aimed at reclaiming, replenishing and commercializing the essence of Nigeria’s cottage industry. and its potential for wealth creation at the national and international levels. .
Other strategic content and interventions at each edition of INAC Expo, added Otunba Runsewe, include hands-on workshops and solid exhibits aimed at awakening and energizing the cultural sector towards economic empowerment, information sharing, l acquisition of skills and the overall socio-economic integration of countries.
Runsewe, who is also president of the World Crafts Council (African region), said INAC Expo has helped raise awareness among investors of the need to invest in the arts and crafts sector to encourage entrepreneurship. and the development of rural communities, which attracted investors in accordance with social development. Objectives (SDGs) of the agenda of the current administration.
The boss of the NCAC has therefore promised the diplomatic community that the 14th edition of the INAC Expo 2021, which will be held from October 13 to 15 at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, will once again provide the necessary platform for different countries to present their Indigenous arts and crafts through exhibitions, personal and virtual interactions while savoring Nigeria’s fascinating cultural gold mine.
The highlight of the evening held in the Ladi Kwali Lobby of Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja was a raffle where members of the diplomatic community were awarded various artistic gift items. There were also messages of goodwill from ambassadors from various countries and various actors in the culture and tourism sector.