The Director-General (D-G) of the National Council of Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has described Gov. Kayode Fayemi as one of the greatest cultural assets to the country.
Runsewe made the commendation during a meeting he had with the Ekiti State Director for Arts and Culture, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre.
Runsewe said that Fayemi had consistently displayed his interest for the promotion of culture and arts in Ekiti, and commended him for the initiative. .
He said, “Fayemi is one of the greatest cultural assets in Nigeria who is stoking the arts and cultural sector for the overall development of Ekiti State and its wonderful homogenous indigenes.”
Otunba Runsewe was quoted in the statement as saying that he was not surprised about the good news emanating from Ekiti State because Gov. Fayemi is an exceptional human being.
“He is also determined to employ arts and culture to drive commerce, investment and investors to the state.
“And going by the testimonies and reports from Ekiti, one is convinced that it has returned to take its front-row position in the cultural agenda of Nigeria.”
The statement said that Ojo-Lanre had earlier seized the opportunity provided by the meeting to intimate Runsewe about the ongoing cultural strides in Ekiti under Fayemi.
Ojo–Lanre said that Gov. Kayode Fayemi had revived the hitherto inactive arts and cultural sector in Ekiti.
He said that the governor had turned it into one of the essential agents of value restoration and reorientation in Ekiti.
The D-G also told Runsewe that the state had commenced the implementation of the Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture 2012 Law which was enacted during the first tenure of the governor.
Edited by Peter Dada