Nigeria: Runsewe welcomes diplomatic community to announce INAC 2021 exhibit
In a strategic attempt to ensure that the International Arts and Crafts Exhibition (INAC) 2021 achieves its desired goals, the National Arts and Culture Council (NCAC) hosted the diplomatic community of Nigeria at the ‘a pre-INAC dinner in Abuja.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director General of the National Arts and Culture Council, 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 inform them of the Council’s preparation to host the 2021 edition of the Culture, Arts and Crafts Expo to be held under the theme âNetworking Nigerian Crafts to the Worldâ.
The Managing Director revealed that INAC Expo, which was launched in 2018, is one of the Council’s premier cultural tourism promotion offers aimed at reclaiming, replaying 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 chairman 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 has attracted online investors. with the social development goals (SDGs) agenda of the current administration.
The boss of the NCAC 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 showcase 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 at the Ladi Kwali Hall of the Sharaton 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.
The main host, Otunba Runsewe presented gifts of appreciation to 25 countries and stakeholders who attended the event.
PIX: Caption: Members of the diplomatic community in a group photo with Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, CEO of the National Council for Arts and Culture and President of the World Craft Council, African Region