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NGA holds show to lift women visual artists

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The National Gallery of Art (NGA) has planned a two-day visual art show for Women in Visual Art (WIVA).

The show, which runs between February 1 and 2 in Abuja, is part of the agency’s programme towards women empowerment in 2019.

The Director, Educational Services Department, Evelyn Ikuenobe-Otaigbe, who made this known, said the two-day outing would be focusing on the theme, No Woman Left Behind – Nigerian Women Bridging the Gap In Politics and Governance.

“This programme resonates deeply with the Federal Government’s mantra to position women for increased participation in the electoral process.

“It presents an opportunity to encourage Nigerian women to become change agents, serve as voter education and as a vehicle for participants to view election from a gender perspective,” she stated.

The Chairman, Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) and first female Director (Rtd) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mrs. Osaretin F. Demuren, would deliver the keynote address.

Other signatories to the event include, the first female Corps Deputy Marshall, Mrs Ojeme Ewurjakpor; motivational speaker and co-founder, Didi Museum, Chief Mrs. Elizabeth Jibunoh; Deputy Chief, International Foundation for Electoral system, Mrs. Uloma Osuagwu; Secretary, Female Voters League of Abuja; Mrs. Charity Echor and the Deputy Director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mrs. Blessing Obidegwu.

“The National Gallery of Art is also inviting the general public and arts experts to join the train by sending in works of art based on the theme for the exhibition.


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