Fayemi promises to host memorable NAFEST 2021
Ekiti State Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi has assured that the state is determined to make this year’s NAFEST a memorable experience for all.
He stated that Ekiti is the most suitable state to host such a national programme of this magnitude, adding that Ekiti is one of the most peaceful and hospitable places in the country.
He spoke at the inauguration of the Local Organising Committee for NAFEST 2021 at the Government House, Ado Ekiti on Tuesday.
Ekiti State will host the festival between November 13 and 20.
Governor Fayemi urged members of the LOC to put in their best and write their names in gold. “Justify the confidence repose in you. There is a nexus between culture and development,” he added.
He promised members of the LOC support and urged them to discharge their duty with dedication so that they can host a NAFEST everybody will be proud of.
The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Chief Segun Runsewe commended Governor Fayemi for the administrative structure being put in place, culminating in the constitution of the state LOC to be inaugurated.
He assured that the council will work closely with the state to ensure that this year’s NAFEST will be a NAFEST with a difference.
“Looking at the theme of the festival Celebrating national unity in diversity, there is no better state and time to celebrate this diversity and strength of the Nigerian and her people,” he said.
Ekiti State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Professor Rasaki Ojo Bakare described the inauguration as historic because it is the first time the LOC of a national event of this magnitude is being inaugurated in the state
He noted that in the last two years, the culture and tourism sectors of the state have witnessed a great and remarkable revolution.
According to him, the right to host NAFEST this year is borne out of the determination of the state to make Ekiti a beehive of social-economic activities. “This is with the consciousness to stimulate tourism activities and create prosperity for our local entrepreneurs and traders. Thus further bears another testimony to the genuineness of government intention to eradicate poverty by attracting local and global investment opportunities to the state,” he said.
YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
ON Friday, February 6, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) rocked the boat with a circular that inadvertently highlighted how popular cryptocurrency transactions have become among Nigerians in recent years, judging by…
The US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria has announced that the services of Yoruba and Hausa teachers are needed in the United States. According to the Public Affairs Section of the US Mission Nigeria…
The police in Lagos State have begun investigations into the circumstances surrounding the alleged death of a man at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, who allegedly jumped from the 7th floor of one of the buildings. The man was…
AS politicians step up horse-trading ahead of subsequent elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has listed five main areas of likely challenges…
After Two Years, Daddy Freeze Apologises To Bishop Oyedepo
Daddy Freeze whose real name is Ifedayo Olarinde has apologised to Bishop Oyedepo who is the presiding bishop and founder of Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel…