In three weeks time, Nigerians and the world at large would come to terms with the octopus presentation that would be showcasing the best of Nigeria’s culture, arts, crafts, and fashion as Rivers State is set to host the yearly rotated festival of unity in the Garden city of Port Harcout.
Done with the meeting of the approving body comprising of all 36 states commissioners and Directors of Culture and Arts weeks back at the Port Harcourt venue, the National Council of Arts and Culture [NCAC] is not leaving anything to chance as the outing in Port Harcourt promises would be used to re-launch the unity festival into global acceptance and inclusiveness.
Indeed, the last outing in Kaduna being the first under the watch of the current management led by Otunba Segun Runsewe, National Council of Arts and Culture [NCAC], to which there was a strategic manifestation of an enduring change and perception of the once neglected festival, the Port Harcourt edition schedule to hold in the last week of October will herald a massive repositioning of the entire gamut of Nigeria’s culture value chains beyond the pedestrian dance and drama.
The 2018 edition will create a strategic learning curve on how to alleviate poverty and enthrone a new rural sustainable cultural economy through skill acquisition and exposure to other multi beneficial contents related to Nigerian culture.ccording to Otunba Runsewe, the unity festival is coming at a time Nigeria has become the destination to watch as President Buhari diplomatic shuttling across the globe has attracted some massive interest on Nigeria beyond the traditional business frontiers hence; the repositioning of culture as Nigeria’s major tourism product.
At the just concluded private sector trade fair in Lagos, Runsewe showcased interesting sidelines of what NCAC will do in Port Harcourt and to which the Rivers State Government has promised an enhanced and progressive collaboration to effectively re-jig policy orientation on Rivers very rich and unique culture.
He also noted that Nigeria culture which is very diverse and unique will help bridge gaps in the quest to build a conscious and consistent appreciation to the multi-ethnic cultural colouration that abounds in Nigeria.
Source: Press Release