Buhari, 10 Governors for Ekiti cultural festival
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
President Muhammadu Buhari and 10 Governors from different parts of the country are expected to attend the 2019 edition of the Ekiti State Festival of Arts and Culture christened EKIFEST.
A Professor of Dramatic and Performing Arts, at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Prof Ojo Bakare, gave the hint on Tuesday. He said apart from President Buhari, Governors of all the southwest states, Kwara , Edo, Delta and Kogi states will also attend the event that would feature over 1,500 participants across the country..
Bakare said the cultural fiesta was meant to boost the socio economic and cultural values of the state.
The university Don, who is the Director of the three-day event, disclosed that the event will be done in partnership with the giant communication company MTN, Bajinatu Herbal Drink, Nairabet, among other cooperate bodies and sponsors.
He said the programme will showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state to the world market and would harness the talents of the people to build an arts and Cultural economy that can support the state in all spheres.
The Director General, Ekiti State Festival of Arts and Culture, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, said the intention of the programme is to develop the talents of Ekiti young citizens , in tandem with human capital development policy thrust of Fayemi’s administration.
Ojo-Lanre added that the programme would also help develop local economy through patronage during the event.