L-R: Amb. Suleiman Umar, Nigerian Ambassador to Congo, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director General National Council for Arts and Culture & President, World Craft Council (AR) and Amb. Oluwadare Awoniyi, Nigerian Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with Concurrent responsibility to the Republic of Columbia & the Republic of Ecuador
Nigeria’s Cultural icon and Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, recently took time out to rollout the Nigerian Cultural map, with detailed and focal attention on state by state cultural festivals and time of celebrations at the induction ceremony of Ambassador Designates, Consuls-Generals and CDA held at the villa.
Speaking on the rich Nigerian Culture and its potentials to diversify the economy and attract foreign investment, Runsewe enjoined all the envoys to be in the forefront of promoting and engaging the many foreign nations and their people about the robust and rich Nigerian cultural economy, waiting for collaborations and partnerships.
He noted that the federating 36 states have very rich, unique and diverse cultural attributes and contents which cannot be easily found anywhere in black Africa.
According to the DG of NCAC who also doubles as President Africa Region World Craft Council (WCC), the Nigerian Arts and Crafts sector is a gold mine waiting to the fully discovered and tapped for export.
Otunba Segun Runsewe therefore expressed the determination and readiness of NCAC to partner with all the new envoys to promote and market Nigerian Cultural festivals and destinations abroad as soon as they settle down.
“We have shown over the years that Nigerian Culture has the capacity to enthrone peace and promote harmony to a world troubled by many irritations and uncertainty. It is within your call to put this attributes to the use of Nigeria and your hosts for the good of mankind.
After the presentation applauded by the” new class” of envoys, Runsewe presented Nigerian branded mufflers, note pads, promotional materials, Laptop bags, facemasks etc made from local fabrics.