The chairman of the occasion and publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda Isaiah and cross session of the high table, standing to declare the International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture open in Abuja on Monday.
Nigeria made history on Monday November 19 with the historic flag-off of the 2018 edition of the International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture.
The country with this stride have assumed its pride place among the comity of nations using culture and tourism as a source revenue and also as vehicle to improve on her bilateral relations with other nations.
The assemblage of members of the diplomatic community at the opening ceremony held in Abuja, Monday was an indication of a renewed commitment by the NCAC to elevate the culture industry to global prominence.
Reaffirming this resolve, director-general of the NCAC and Host of the occasion, Otunba Segun Runsewe said during his address that INAC will signal a new beginning by way of cultural diplomacy aimed at entrenching peace and prosperity in the country.
Speaking further, Runsewe noted that NCAC under his watch will sustain the drive of changing Nigeria’s narratives via culture and arts promotion saying this underscores why 2018 INAC features over 20 countries from around the world.
The Special Guest of Honour at the opening ceremony and Publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda Isaiah agreed with the DG in his keynote address, “it is about time for government at all levels to know that this is a sector that can set the country afire if well organised, burnished and harnessed”.
The high point of the ceremony was the official opening of the national calabash by Otunba Runsewe along with several Ambassadors and other eminent personalities present in a symbolic move to flag off the exhibition billed to last till 24th November.