Ekiti to promote Arts and Culture for economic devt
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Director General of the Ekiti State Council of Arts and Culture, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, has disclosed that the state has put all machineries in motion and place for the promotion of arts and culture in a bid to improve the economic and moral values of the state.
He said apart from generating more revenues for the state, the gesture will generate moral regeneration in culture, reshape the minds of the people and curb all manners of crimes in the Nigerian society.
Ojo-Lanre spoke in Ado-Ekiti on Monday during the celebration of the 2019 International Dancing Day held across the federation.
Ojo-Lanre lamented that the country has lost enormous values in terms of revenues and causing of unwarranted crimes owing to the dwindling trends of the country’s cultural and tourism potentials.
The Ekiti state cultural troupe performed at the rally held round the state capital to celebrate the global dancing festival.
Ojo-Lanre said Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration was prepared to invest in the cultural and tourism potentials of the state to further make the state economically viable and promote cultural values.
Stressing that dancing festival, apart from been significant in the lives of the African people also adds value to the society by promoting happiness among the populace.
He said the state cultural troupe did exceptionally well in the just concluded drum festival held in Abeokuta, saying this had further attested to the fact that Ekiti has joined the league of states that have passion for arts and culture.
” We stunned the event with good performance and with this, we have shown that Ekiti is ready to hit the global map in arts, culture and tourism.
“Under Governor Fayemi, the sector will become a veritable source of income to the state and practitioners.
” We are ready to partner local people, corporate world and the academic world to promote culture and tourism, because the benefits therein can’t be quantified “,he said.