Take advantage of 2022 INAC Expo, Runsewe enjoins foreign missions
To sensitise members of the Diplomatic community on arrangements for the 2022 International Arts & Crafts (INAC) Expo, the Direction General of National Council for Arts and Culture Otunba Segun Runsewe hosted the 2022 edition of the Pre INAC dinner at Sheraton hotels and Towers in Abuja last weekend.
At the event that was attended by over 37 countries, the DG who explained that INAC Expo is designed to provide a platform for key global players in the Arts, Culture and Tourism sector to exhibit and network their unique cultural manifestations, enjoined all foreign missions in Nigeria to take advantage of the window offered by the exposition to showcase their country’s cultural peculiarities and strengths respectively.
In his remark, Runsewe, who doubles as the President of the World Crafts Council (African Region) noted the NCAC considers the inputs of members of the Diplomatic Community valuable in making the Expo all-encompassing.
He said: “The Pre-INAC dinner which evolved in 2018 is a platform for engaging with members of the Diplomatic Community in the build up to (INAC) Expo, one of Council’s flagship programmes, and also provides the opportunity for members of the Diplomatic Community to interact not only among themselves but with the management of NCAC so as to make inputs that would further enrich the content of the Expo.”
He, however, assured that this year’s edition of INAC would be special, because aside from physical exhibitions, each participating country will have the opportunity of utilising the robust media platforms during the INAC Expo to reach out to the world. He added that countries that are desirous of having their special day featured at the Expo in a 5-minutes documentary on their cultural manifestations would also be given the opportunity to do so.
The DG expressed happiness at the robust and mutually rewarding relationship between the Diplomatic Community, National Council for Arts and Culture and the federal government of Nigeria.
In his response, the Dean of the Diplomatic Community in Nigeria, His Excellency, Salaheddine Ibrahima expressed delight for the robust bilateral cooperation that exists between Nigeria and the Foreign Missions which is sustained by the National Council for Arts and Culture.
The Dean particularly thanked Runsewe for the platform he has sustained since the launch of the Global Diplomacy for Peace which has made foreign missions work together using culture to engender sustainable peace, social harmony, cooperation and international understanding.
Ibrahima also implores foreign missions in Nigeria to take advantage of the platform offered by NCAC to network their various cultural strengths to the world.