The Ata-Mmanya of Ossamala Ancient Kingdom in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, His Royal Highness, Eze Victor Awogu, has described the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, as a detribalised Nigerian who preaches unity for all regions while remaining a constant phenomenon in Nigeria’s culture and tourism sectors by dint of hard work.
Eze Awogu made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to Runsewe at the Nigeria Culture House in Abuja
The Royal Father revealed that Runsewe has over the years proved himself to be a culture icon, administrator and enthusiast who has deepened understanding and cultural consciousness at his different levels of engagements.
He added that no one has doubted his genius in transformational administration which is why successive governments have over the years engaged his services to harness our cultural potential and deepen the business side of culture, especially tourism.
He maintained that Runsewe has laid a formidable foundation which is the bedrock for his success.
Eze Awogu said he was proud to associate with Runsewe, saying he is “a giant in the development of Nigerian culture.” He prayed to God to grant the Director General more wisdom and grace to succeed.
In his response, Runsewe said he was highly elated to receive the high powered delegation led by Eze Victor Awogu in his office.
He noted that as the primary custodians of culture and tradition, the traditional rulers play a vital role in maintaining peace in their various communities.
Runsewe said the traditional institution is the closest to the grassroots which makes it possible for the rulers to easily detect violence and prevent its escalation in their domains.
The NCAC boss said “as primary custodians of our various traditions and culture, the traditional rulers will make our traditional institutions a veritable springboard for cultural reorientation for our teeming youths who have gone under the wild influence of Westernisation.
He presented gifts to His Royal Highness to express his gratitude for the visit.