Nigerians in the Diaspora Set to Storm Lagos for Eko NAFEST 2022
As Lagos prepares for a mega hosting of the 30th edition of National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) also known as the Unity Festival, Nigerians in Diaspora have called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to use the hosting opportunity to draw global attention to the infrastructural development in the city of aquatic splendour.
Nigerians in Diaspora especially Lagosians are excited about Lagos government hosting the authentic Nigeria cultural vehicle and have indicated readiness to invite their friends to Nigeria to witness the event, commending the wife of the governor, Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu for her commitment and support as “Mama Eko NAFEST”.
NAFEST transformed into a global cultural tourism brand under Nigeria’s culture chief marketer and Director General, National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, which births in Lagos in November 2022, with Nigeria’s politically structured 36 states confirmed to showcase the best of their indigenous cultural endowments.
As part of preparations for the fiesta, Governor Sanwo-Olu has embarked several infrastructural renewal projects in Lagos recently, such as flagging off the state rail systems, with intent to connect it seamlessly to the road transportation architecture and ferry services to the littoral areas such as Epe, Ikorodu, Victoria Island and Badagry.
Now dotting the skylines of the four divisions of the state are new theatres and entertainment halls, preparatory to unveiling the national cultural tourism Armada in Lagos.
The state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, who was accompanied by stakeholders recently embarked on open assessment of the structures and preparedness of state’s cultural tourism architecture in order to effectively tackle any breaches to the mother of all festivals in Nigeria, Eko NAFEST in November.