Ekiti charges Obas on promotion of culture
Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has charged traditional rulers in the state to always contribute their quotas toward the promotion of culture and traditions of the state.
The Governor further disclosed that his administration had concluded plans to build a new secretariat for monarchs in the state in order to make them more active, and functional .
He explained that his government is desirous to promote arts and culture in the state and reignite communication through Yoruba and Ekiti dialects, saying the step was imperative.
Fayemi spoke in Ado-Ekiti during the maiden edition of Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum with the theme: “Arts and Culture for Economic Prosperity,” organised by the Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture.
Represented at the event by the Head of Service, Mr. Deji Ajayi, the governor revealed that the state will hold its Festival of Arts and Culture in December 2019, as part of the move by his administration to boost the economy of the state.
He said that there were empirical statistics and evidence to prove that there was need for the state to enhance the skills and capacities of the youths, since government alone could not solve the issue of endemic unemployment in the system.
Speaking earlier, the Director-General, Ekiti State Arts and Culture, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, assured that the government is committed to the promotion of all cultural festivals in the state to enhance productivity and for economic gains.
Ojo-Lanre also called for support for the ailing Ekiti-born theatre artist, Chief Ojo Arowosafe, popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro and others afflicted by certain sicknesses for the sake of posterity.