NCAC promises Nigerians best cultural market
National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) is to deliver to Nigeria the best cultural market in Africa.
The Director General, Olusegun Runsewe, who gave the pledge at a media parley in Abuja, said the market would boast of state-of-the-art facilities such as modern shops selling variety of artworks, pharmacy, Photoshop, business centre, restaurants for traditional cuisines, an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) gallery, traditional hair weaving centres, organised toilets, tight security, secure parking spaces, police post and information/complaint desk.
Runsewe, who is also President of World Craft Council, African Region, told journalists that in the next few weeks, NCAC would officially unveil the structure to the public.
He said after its first nine months of operation, the cultural market would embrace other businesses like a night-out events, first of its kind in Africa, birthday shopping and a quarterly media interaction on how to manage, maintain and improve the standard of the facility, and if necessary, introduce more innovations as obtained in other climes.
Runsewe noted that the project would create 500 direct and indirect jobs for the nation’s teeming unemployed youths and artists, besides strengthening the economy.