Ekiti Govt Pledges More Supports For Talented Youths

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Wale Ojo-Lanre with the Curator of Genesis Arts Gallery, Oshogbo, Osun State, Mr Adeyinka Fabayo

TALENTED Ekiti youths in the Arts and Crafts industry have been assured of adequate supports in developing their skills to become job creators rather than job seekers.

The Director-General Council of Arts and Culture, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre, made the assurance at an interactive session with the Curator of Genesis Arts Gallery, Oshogbo, Osun State, Mr Adeyinka Fabayo, during a courtesy visit to his Office in Ado Ekiti.

Ojo-Lanre, who expressed displeasure at the rate at which Ekiti cultural entity was being devalued, noted that the Dr Kayode Fayemi-led administration was keenly interested in reawakening the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti people in order to save it from total extinction.

The Director-General who informed that a standard art gallery would be established in Ekiti State assured of Government readiness to synergize with the curator in its quest to revamp Ekiti Cultural heritage, hunt and train upcoming artists to become master artists.

In his response, the Curator of Genesis Arts gallery which is the second largest private art gallery in Nigeria, Mr Adeyinka Fabayo, stated that arts is not only for decoration but an investment, and urged government to support the Industry by creating an enabling environment.

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Also speaking, the former Commissioner for Home Affairs Culture and Tourism in the State of Osun, Dr Obawale Adebisi, who led the delegation to Ekiti State said Osun is ready to synergize and ensure a harmonious relationship with Ekiti State at revamping Ekiti cultural values

In his contributions, the Permanent Secretary in the Bureau, Alhaji Ibrahim Ganiyu, maintained that there would be no bureaucratic bottleneck in attending to the needs of the arts industry in order to achieve the overall objectives of the Present administration.

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