NCAC unveils virtual cultural tour of Nigeria

The National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, has unveiled a Virtual Cultural Tour of Nigeria. This cultural tour held on Saturday, June 27, 2020, is the seventh in the series of zoom meetings the Council has held since the Covid-19 lockdown. Speaking during the programme, the director-general of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said that the essence of the weekly virtual meetings was to keep stakeholders engaged and the sector busy at this period of global health emergency. He said that rather than keep the sector idle, the virtual meetings…

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Runsewe signs National Covid-19 Support Register of Care, Hope

Photo Caption: The DG NCAC Otunba Segun Runsewe being decorated as Sococovid Ambassador by the coordinator Dr.Ken Ibe Kalu while the Minister for Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen looks on The director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture who is also the President of World Crafts Council, African Region, Otunba Segun Runsewe today signed the National Covid-19 Support Register, a signature of Care and Hope. He was also decorated as Sococovid Ambassador. The National Coordinator, Society Committee Against Covid-19, Dr. Kenneth Ibe Kalu in his speech said that…

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Runsewe advocates use of culture as therapy against covid 19

Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has advocated the use of culture as a therapy against Covid-19 pandemic. Stressing the potency of culture to address all human challenges, he said that culture is the totality of the ways of life of a people and therefore could be employed to solve all human problems. In his words, the NCAC boss noted that the same way medical doctors use theatre as a place to heal the sick, and Artists use the theatre to educate and…

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Culture: Telling Buhari story in five years

By Frank Meke To the Nigerian tourism community, President Mohammadu Buhari certainly did not factor Culture and Tourism in his game plan to revive the Nigerian economy. The octane voices of aggressive lobbyists for the new economy under the Buhari government, had no time and space to lubricate the biggest driver new jobs and rural development and it caused some of us the palpitations of the heart. And with the merger of Culture, Information and national orientation as a ministry, industry stakeholders, particularly the very vocal travel press, folded up…

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Runsewe and the good Samaritans

By Frank Meke We are supposed to get real groves out of the expected and very timely intervention by the federal government to unbundle Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation ( NTDC). Last week, we announced that shopping for the right person (s) for the tourism agency must begin in ernest in view of the Orosanye report which placed a full commercialized status on its activities. Let me report that several calls were received based on the publication, many wondering what are there for NTDC to sell or market, while others provided…

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Covid 19: NCAC to launch #protectnaijawithfacemask campaign

Having successfully produced and kitted select frontline service providers and various care givers in the forefront of the battle against covid 19 pandemic, the director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC ) Otunba Segun Runsewe, has disclosed that the next stage of the culture agency focal agenda is to launch a nation wide campaign to encourage Nigerians to brace up for the use of facemask in public places. The NCAC boss had last week produced and kitted security agencies, the media and a select group of professionals in…

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Covid 19 protocols: NCAC rolls out facemasks, sanitizers

Government growing concerns about certain breaches of covid 19 protocols, particularly on the dedicated use of facemasks and sanitizers to Clean the hands, has prompted the intervention of the National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC) . The Nigeria premier culture agency will roll out both medical and conventional facemasks made from local adire and Ankara fabrics embossed with NCAC logo to check imitation and also to showcase home grown solutions to demands for the kits. Likewise, sanitizers exclusively made from local natural resources will also be part of…

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Fight against covid 19 pandemic: Runsewe urges Nigerians to be strong

Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC Otunba Segun Runsewe has called on Nigerians, particularly residents of Lagos, Ogun and FCT, to brace up and fight off the covid 19 pandemic through strategic protocols already in place. The custodian of federal cultural initiative and president, World craft council,(WCC) Africa region explained that President Buhari as the father of the nation is pained about the effects of pandemic on the nigerian People, hence the very visible interventions and public engagement to discourage panic and fear. Runsewe further appealed for…

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COVID-19: Runsewe urge industry players to stay safe, be watchful

The director general National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe has called on culture and tourism players not lose faith about the sudden uncertainty that engulfed humanity because of Covid 19. Though the industry, is highly affected and bleeding, the NCAC boss believes the industry and practitioners will survive the scourge if the medical and hygiene culture protocol is strictly adhered to by all and sundry. ” Our industry at times like this, had survived many socio-economic and medical visitations in the past because we are…

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NASS lauds IGP, Runsewe for Protecting government property

The National Assembly has commended the concerted efforts of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and Otunba Runsewe (Director-General) National Council for Arts and Culture for ensuring the protection of public utilities. Members of the House Committee on Culture and Tourism led by the chairman, Hon. Ogbeide Ihama denounced a situation where private individuals convert government property for personal use extolling the IGP and Runsewe for securing the permanent site of NCAC located in Abuja. Hon. Ihama said both men have remained unwavering in their commitment to protecting government…

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