NCAC Declares Open 2023 INAC Expo In Abuja

This year’s International Arts and Crafts, INAC, Expo with the theme “Networking Nigerian Arts and Crafts To The World” has been declared opened in the Federal Capital Territory.

Declaring the Expo open in Abuja, the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe said the Expo which is an event Is part of the Council’s strategies of promoting the nation’s arts and crafts Industry.

He stated that about twenty countries and all the States of the Federation including the FCT would be participating in the Expo.

The Director General announced that a Diplomatic Arena for all countries had been put in place to showcase their unique cultural products during the one week long Expo.

Otunba Runsewe stated that the move was in the spirit of Nigeria ‘s robust diplomatic relations, cultural understanding and exchanges.

He explained that the Council would build on the successes of previous editions and enrich the critical components of the programme such as countries and State exhibitions, electronic spotlight on country’s unique cultural assets, investment roundtable, States and Countries days, skills acquisition and award night among others.

The Director General therefore solicited the support of all stakeholders towards ensuring the success of the 2023 INAC Expo.

In their separate remarks, some of the Ambassadors of various countries in attendance commended the NCAC for being consistent in organizing the annual INAC Expo.

They therefore promised their countries continuous participation and support to the Expo towards improving bilateral relationship with Nigeria.

Some State Commissioners of Culture who spoke during the opening ceremony also promised their cooperation to the Expo to further enhance the growth of the nation’s cultural industry.

They stressed the need for effective funding of the country s cultural sector to further harness it for national economic development

Highlights of the opening ceremony were cultural dance by State Arts Councils and special performance by a renowned Nigerian Artiste, Asa

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