Mr Saleh Saeed , the Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria, on Thursday advocated for more participation of other countries at the ongoing International Arts and Culture expo ( INAC) in Abuja.
The envoy made the call in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency ( NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
Saeed noted that it was important for countries to showcase their cultural heritage and the expo was a good platform for it.
He said that the expo had been ongoing for some years but the embassy in Nigeria decided to participate in this year’s event to showcase their heritage.
” I am here to show our cultural heritage from Libya, it is not easy to transport our wares from Libya that is why we do not have much to showcase.
” It is important for every country to show who they are, and we have no desire to sell our products or items but to display them and showcase our heritage, ” he added.
Another exhibitor, Mrs Agatha Wabara, who describes herself as a member of Old Aba People’s Assembly, said that the expo had given her an opportunity to showcase the culture and heritage of her people.
According to her, it is imperative for every country and state to participate in this expo to show the world the diversities in their culture and heritage.
Wabara, who displayed hand woven fabrics said it was her first time and commended the organisers for the opportunity to exhibit her wares and heritage.
“I expect great turn out of Abuja people to patronise us because I was told that there was enough publicity of the event on media platforms.
” I have hand woven fabrics from Ndoki in Abia State, to showcase my culture and that is what we use for various occasions.
“I am a fashion designer, I make ready to wear clothes but the problem we have in this business is patronage and marketing of finished products but with this platform I believe I will gain publicity, ” she said.
She, however, commended the National Council for Arts and Culrure (NCAC) and the Director General, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, for a well organised event .
Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Ifeyinwa Omowole (NAN)
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