FCT Minister to Partner NCAC in Promoting Cultural Heritage

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has thrown its full weight behind the new leadership of the National Council for Arts and Culture led by the Director-General, Olusegun Runsewe.

The FCT Minister, Muhammadu Bello, indicated his willingness and commitment to a sustainable working relationship with the art and culture agency in areas of mutual interest towards the promotion of the cultural heritage of the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general.

Speaking during a visit to the FCT with his management team, Runsewe was specific in his demands from the FCT minister whom he described as a brother and a friend: “I will like to make some demands from you sir, and they include: first we have an event called Africa Arts and Craft Expo coming up soon and the proposed site for this major exhibition is still under contention and I will implore you to kindly step in with a view to resolving the issues so that we can have a successful trade fair.”

Making his second demand, the NCAC helmsman highlighted the benefits of hosting foreign Ambassadors before the planned Expo as a prelude to preparing them for the mega event which in his opinion will serve as a window for showcasing the rich cultural potentials of the FCT and Nigeria to the visitors and by extension, the world.

Responding to Runsewe’s demands, the minister expressed satisfaction and delight in the job done so far by the NCAC boss saying they had a long standing relationship with his guest spanning decades while promising to resolve the contentious issues raised by his guest whom he described as a man full with energy and novel ideas. Bello pledged his support for the DG saying his appointment was indeed a round peg in a round hole.