The Director-General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture, Wale Ojo-Lanre, has commended the state cultural troupe for its impressive performance at the just concluded 4th African Drum Festival held in Abeokuta.
He lauded the state Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for his moral and logistic support, which enabled the Ekiti Standing Cultural Troupe to attend the event.
Ojo-Lanre remarked that the troupe’s electrifying performance did not only thrill the audience but it cultivated immeasurable respect and acknowledgment of its preparedness for the festival.
He pointed out that though it was painful, that despite the acknowledged spectacular performance of the Ekiti Troupe, the judges’ result was not in its favor.
Ojo-Lanre pointed out that in spite of the daunting challenges, the troupe staged and displayed talents and skills to the admiration of both local and foreign tourists who witnessed the historic event.
The Director-General also commended all the Directors of the council for their efforts and contributions towards the successful participation at the festival.
While appealing to the troupe and the officials not to allow their morale to be shattered by the outcome of the event Ojo-Lanre said they should see it as a litmus contest meant to brace them up and prepare to win subsequent competitions ahead.
He, however, assured that the government would provide the necessary material and support needed to enhance its performances and operations.