By Mashe Gwanna
Nigeria’s culture and living arts industry will make unprecedented economic gains, following concerted efforts by the National Council for Arts and Culture.
The country is expected to record the gains during the 11th edition of the International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) with over 23 countries from around the world.
The Expo which is organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) will officially kick off today, Monday 19th November in Abuja and last till 24th November.
The Director-General of the NCAC and host of the occasion, Otunba Segun Runsewe said the exhibition will also be a new window of networking Nigeria to the entire world.
The Expo with the theme: ‘Networking Nigerian Crafts to the World’, will hold at the FCT exhibition pavilion beside the International Conference Centre.
Runsewe said: “Nigeria’s culture and living arts industry will make unprecedented economic gains with over 23 countries from around the world participating in this year’s INAC which is expected to last from 19th to 24th November.”
He also urged Nigerians to take full advantage of the one week Expo by availing themselves with the free medical services and numerous skill acquisition components/waste to wealth initiatives designed by the Council to empower Nigerians in line with the policy thrust of President Mohammadu Buhari.
Dignitaries expected at the opening ceremony include the Minister of Information Culture and Tourism, Alh. Lai Mohammed, Minister of the FCT, Alh. Mohammad Bello; Publisher of Leadership Newspaper Sam Nda Isaiah and Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar and the Emir of Zazzau, HRH Alh. Shehu Idris.